The BUILT SMART program encourages multifamily developers and builders to incorporate energy efficient measures into building design, construction and operation. BUILT SMART adds value to your new multifamily project by offering financial incentives and technical assistance from design through project completion.
Key Benefits of BUILT SMART
Financial incentives offset capital costs of energy efficient measures.
Free technical guidance and performance testing maximize energy efficiency.
Energy savings translate to lower operating costs for owners and utility costs for residents.
Simple, easy process complements other green certifications (LEED, Built Green).
Free marketing tools distinguish your building and engage prospective residents.
Contact us early in the design process. By making energy efficiency an integral part of the building's design, you'll maximize cost savings and building performance in your new multifamily project.
To learn more, download the appropriate program overview:
Seattle City Light acknowledges the need for safe, efficient high quality affordable housing in our coverage area. To fully support the development and rehabilitation of efficient affordable units, the Built Smart program allocates a specific amount of funds each year for units which will serve residents at 60% of AMI or lower. Built Smart also complements the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard as well as other green building standards.
In addition to Built Smart program funds, resources may be available to support innovative energy efficiency pilot programs in some affordable projects. For more information about pilot programs, please contact a Seattle City Light Energy Advisor at (206) 684-3800 or email a Built Smart representative.
BUILT SMART Technical Specifications
This document lists, in detail, all incentivized items and required inspections, as well as installation guidelines.