Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program

Is Your Building 100,000 SF or Less? Get $ for a Tune-Up!

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We're recruiting up to 100 buildings 100,000 SF or less to jump start tune-ups by participating in the Building Tune-Up Accelerator Program. Benefits include enhanced technical support and Seattle City Light financial incentives of up to $0.12 per square foot to complete a tune-up early that meets the City requirement. 

The incentive is estimated to cover at least 50% of the typical cost of a tune-up. In most cases, the simple payback from the electric energy savings alone would be 1.5 years. These incentives won't be available after the tune-up requirement is fully implemented, so enroll soon to take advantage of the incentives before they disappear.

Complete a Building Assessment and implement corrective actions to meet the City's requirement or do more for deeper energy savings and a more valuable building asset. Check out the fact sheet for more details on incentives and the detailed program overview for the program timeline and participation requirements. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get Seattle City Light incentives for your building tune-up. By participating in the Accelerator program and successfully completing the Basic Tune-Up by June 2019 (or sooner) you can meet your building's first mandated tune-up, reduce costs and enjoy the benefits and comfort of a freshly-tuned building!


How to Enroll in the Accelerator 

  1. Complete and submit the Program Application to OSE at accelerator@seattle.gov by December 1, 2017.

  2. Select a Service Provider - You may fill out the Program Application before you know who you want to complete the Building Assessment, but please contact a service provider from the Tune-Up Accelerator Service Provider list soon. Your provider will work with you to create a scope of work for the Building Assessment.

What happens after you submit the Accelerator Program Application to OSE?

  • OSE will confirm program eligibility and GFA, and forward your Application to Seattle City Light. City Light will contact you to sign a Participation Agreement and review the Incentive Program Guidelines that will explain the steps and documentation required to get the "Basic Tune-Up" incentive. (Your Service Provider can help.)
  • Negotiate a scope of work with your selected Service Provider for the Building Assessment.
  • Once your Participation Agreement is approved, schedule your Service Provider to complete the required Building Assessment by August 30, 2018 (or earlier). As part of the Assessment, your Provider will collect some additional information about the building for your free Asset Score report. This report identifies optional energy-saving opportunities that are voluntary to implement. Leased office spaces can also get an optional free Spark report, offered complimentary from UW IDL. 
  • When the Building Assessment is complete, discuss the findings of your Building Assessment with your Service Provider.
  • Work with your Service Provider to submit City Light's required documents to obtain the Building Assessment incentive.
  • Complete Tune-Up Corrective Actions by June 30, 2019.
  • Work with your Service Provider to submit the final Tune-Up Accelerator Summary Report to OSE and City Light's required documents to obtain the final Tune-Up Action incentive.

Find a Service Provider (Tune-Up Specialist)

Accelerator Program Participants must work with a service provider (view Tune-Up Accelerator Service Provider list) that meets the "Tune-Up Specialist" requirements and whose firm has completed a Tune-Up Accelerator Program Service Provider Training, sponsored by OSE. These firms are knowledgable about the incentives and reporting requirements of the Tune-Up Accelerator program; however, this is not intended by OSE or SCL to be a contractor recommendation. If you do not see your preferred provider listed, or would like to use qualified in-house facility engineering staff, please contact nicole.ballinger@seattle.gov or 206-233-2184 for more information and prior to starting work. 


Forms and Tune-Up Summary Reports


Additional Resources for Building Owners & Managers


Additional Resources for Service Providers (Tune-Up Specialists)