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Built Smart Users Manual: Specifications

Appendix D:
Built Smart Incentives

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Thermal Envelope Incentives
Incentives are based on an energy efficiency upgrade of each envelope measure as outlined in Chapter 1

There are 3 incentive schedules in this section, depending on wall depth and glazing area as a percentage of the conditioned floor area:
  1. Greater than 12%, up to 25% Glazing with 2 x 6 walls
  2. Up to 12% Glazing with 2 x 6 walls
  3. Up to 12% Glazing with 2 x 4 walls

A. For Buildings with greater than 12%, up to 25% Glazing Area percentage and 2x6 Wall Construction:

Windows (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
U-.33 $0.58
U-.32 $0.78
U-.31 $0.95
U-.30 $1.16
U-.29 $1.36
U-.28 $1.55
Ceilings (Required)
Type $/Sq. Ft
Full Attic $0.23
Flat/Vaulted $0.12
Above-Grade Walls (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-21 int $0.08
R-22 int $0.10
R-23 int $0.13
R-21 int + R5 $0.32
Under Slab-On-Grade (Optional)
Type & U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-5 Full Slab $0.13


B. For Buildings with Up To 12% Glazing Area percentage and 2x6 Wall Construction:

Windows (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
U-.33 $0.39
U-.32 $0.58
U-.31 $0.77
U-.30 $0.96
U-.29 $1.15
U-.28 $1.35
Ceilings (Required)
Type $/Sq. Ft
Full Attic $0.23
Flat/Vaulted $0.12
Above-Grade Walls (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-21 int $0.17
R-22 int $0.20
R-23 int $0.22
R-21 int + R5 $0.41
BUILT SMART Inspection (Required)
Under Slab-On-Grade (Optional)
Type & U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-5 Full Slab $0.13


C. For Buildings with Up To 12% Glazing Area percentage and 2x4 Wall Construction:

Windows (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
U-.33 $0.40
U-.32 $0.60
U-.31 $0.79
U-.30 $0.99
U-.29 $1.19
U-.28 $1.39
Ceilings (Required)
Type $/Sq. Ft
Full Attic $0.23
Flat/Vaulted $0.12
Above-Grade Walls (Required)
U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-15 int $0.08
BUILT SMART Inspection (Required)
Under Slab-On-Grade (Optional)
Type & U-Value $/Sq. Ft
R-5 Full Slab $0.13


D. BUILT SMART Incentives
Lighting & Optional Measures

  1. Incentives for Required Lighting Measures
    A. Exterior Common Area Lighting Incentives
    • $30.00 per exterior fixture connected to the house meter and controlled by a photocell.
    B. Interior Common Area Lighting Incentives
    • Incentives are based on wattage reduction below current multifamily common area lighting code.
    • Requirement is maximum of .80 watts per square foot (maximum of 1.3 watts in Nursing Homes/Senior Housing) at $0.20 per first year kWh saved.
  2. Incentives for Optional Measures
    A. Optional Lighting (In-Unit and Porch Light)
    • $25.00 per light fixture connected to the living unit's meter
    B. Optional Controls for Interior Common Areas
    • $30.00 per wall-mounted lighting control
    • $90.00 per ceiling-mounted lighting control
    C. Optional In-Unit Appliances - Clothes Washers
    • Incentive of $25 to $100 available depending on washer efficiency. Contact a BUILT SMART representative or visit the WashWise website for details. Joint project with Seattle Public Utilities - paid by rebate coupon from SPU.
    D. Optional HVAC Measures
    • Whole house fans: $25.00 per energy efficient fan. Eligible whole-house fans serving multiple units may receive $25 per living unit served.
    • Electronic or vapor filled diaphragm thermostats: $5 per thermostat.
    • Heat pumps and air conditioners (air to air, PTAC, and PTHP): $0.23 per calculated kWh saved.
    • Other HVAC upgrades: incentives based on calculated kWh savings.
    E. Optional Efficient Elevators
    • $0.23 per kWh saved (calculated by your BUILT SMART representative)

Interested in BUILT SMART incentives?
Contact Peter Held at peter.held@seattle.gov or 206.684.3605. For affordable housing projects, please contact Lisa Frasene at lisa.frasene@seattle.gov or 206.684.3182.

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