Avista Utilities - LEED (NC or EB) Certification Incentive Program (Washington)
Last modified on May 24, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Avista Utilities - LEED (NC or EB) Certification Incentive Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Schools, Institutional|
|Eligible Technologies||Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 1.25 per conditioned square foot for LEED certified NC buildings|
0.50 per conditioned square foot for LEED certified EB buildings (beginning January 1, 2010 incentive will be 0.25 per conditioned square foot)
School facilities meeting the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (achieving at least 6 points from the energy category) may also qualify for the incentive.
|Equipment Requirements||Use the LEED criteria as the basis for making design decisions.|
|Installation Requirements||Register project with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)|
|Program Administrator||Avista Utilities|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-06-22|
|Last DSIRE Review||2009-10-23|
The LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the Green Building Council, representing all segments of the building industry, developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Avista Utilities' customers that achieve a minimum of 4 points (10 points neccessary after January 1, 2010) for optimized energy performance and comply with all LEED guidelines are eligible for Avista's LEED (NC or EB) Certification Incentive Program. This programs offers an incentive of $1.25 per square foot of conditioned space for new construction and $0.50 per square foot of conditioned space for existing buildings ( $0.25 per square foot as of January 1, 2010). School facilities meeting the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (achieving at least 6 points from the energy category) may also qualify for the incentive. For more information, visit Avista's website.
|Contact Name||Mike Dillon|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.