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The BUILT SMART Program from Seattle City Light encourages developers of new low and mid-rise multi-family buildings to reach beyond standard practice in incorporating electricity-saving features into their new buildings. Incentives help pay the additional cost of higher efficiency options, and City Light staff provide technical assistance to help meet efficiency goals. This document describes the specific requirements for buildings participating in the program.

BUILT SMART buildings must exceed established thermal performance thresholds for walls, ceilings, floors and windows, incorporate efficient common area lighting, and meet the Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code. Developers can also choose to go beyond these basic requirements to take advantage of optional incentives for common area lighting controls, efficient light fixtures within individual units, efficient clothes washing machines, heat pump and fan upgrades, high-performance thermostats and energy efficient elevators.

Buildings that do not meet BUILT SMART's building envelope requirements, or which are not heated with electricity, can still participate in the BUILT SMART "Lighting and Options" program. To do so, these buildings must meet minimum common area lighting efficiency thresholds and choose among the optional electricity-saving measures mentioned above.

If you have specific questions or need more information, please contact your BUILT SMART representative at 206.684.3800.

Interested in BUILT SMART incentives?
Contact an Energy Advisor at
or call (206) 684-3800.

Contact an Energy Advisor at
or call (206) 684-3800

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