Commercial New Construction
Earn incentives for efficient equipment and design
Our Commercial New Construction program provides grants for energy-efficient equipment and design strategies. We support business owners and developers with an array of financial incentives designed to help new commercial buildings reduce energy usage and costs. Our incentives can help you save up to 100% of your cost to exceed current energy codes.
What you get
The total value of your Commercial New Construction grant depends on your estimation approach. Not sure which option is best for you? Submit an application and a PSE engineer will assist you with the grant process.
Grant estimation approach
EUI performance method
Grant applies to whole-building performance savings beyond a baseline energy use intensity (EUI) as measured by 12 months of metered consumption.
Energy modeled whole building
Grant applies to equipment and installation. Proposed design is compared to code baseline or standard practice system.
Lighting power density reduction
TLEDs do not qualify for the Commercial New Construction Lighting Power Density reduction program, and they should be incentivized via PSE’s Lighting to Go program. *Grant applies to all lighting except residential in-unit. **Grant applies to interior LLLC fixtures and their installation.
Custom component approach
Grant applies to energy-efficient equipment that saves energy above WSEC. Incentive amount compared to code baseline or standard practice system, subject to PSE cost-effectiveness standards. Examples include condensing boilers, heat recovery, demand control ventilation, etc.
How you qualify
To be eligible for PSE's Commercial New Construction program:
- Your business site must be within PSE's electric and/or gas service area.
- Your business site must be for commercial or industrial use.
- The project must be in the design or construction phase.
- The project must be reviewed by PSE staff before a grant is guaranteed.
A PSE engineer will review your application and coordinate meetings between PSE and your team to review design decisions and project specifics. Your project's design details are reviewed so PSE can determine your eligibility, make energy-efficiency recommendations and estimate your grant value.
How you apply
If you know which option you'd like to pursue, submit the following along with your online application. These documents can be uploaded into the online application form from the Supporting Documents section.
|EUI performance method
|EUI Performance Method Program Details
|Energy modeled whole building
*Some exceptions permitted at PSE’s discretion
|PSE Energy Modeling Guidelines
|Lighting power density reduction
|PSE Business Lighting Application
|Custom approach (non-lighting)
|Examples include condensing boilers, heat recovery, demand control ventilation, high-efficiency HVAC, etc.
Watch this video to learn more
Hear from Taylor Pitts, our Commercial New Construction program manager, to learn more about this program and how it can help you. This video is a recording of a Coffee and Conversation virtual event from February 2023.
PSE has additional incentives for multi-family, single family, and manufactured homes. Visit our new construction grants page for more information.
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