For Design Professionals
We want to partner with you to help your clients build energy efficiency into commercial/industrial new construction and retrofit projects.
Energy efficiency incentives are available in our service area (PDF) in Washington, Oregon and California. In Oregon, programs are administered by Energy Trust of Oregon. Get details on available programs by state »
To help ensure your clients are eligible for the maximum level of incentives, please contact us as early as possible in the design process:
Incentives for design professionals
In Washington and California, we offer an honorarium to encourage design professionals involved in new construction and major renovation projects to participate in our energy efficiency programs early in the design phase.
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- Seminars and training
Here are several links to information on specific seminars and training, in addition to what is offered by American Institute of Architects and other professional organizations. Many of the seminars offer continuing education credits.
- Better Bricks – dedicated to raising awareness and demand for energy efficiency in buildings, by sharing information and resources with the people who design, own and operate them.
- New Buildings Institute
- ENERGY STAR®
- Energy Design Resources
- Lighting Labs
- U.S. Department of Energy – Appliance and Commercial Equipment
- Standards information on state, local, utility and federal incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Lighting Research Center
- Lighting Design Lab
- Efficient Windows Collaborative
- Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) – Going Beyond Code guide
- Energy code resources (all states)
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Building Codes Assistance Project
- Lighting Control & Design
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – contains an option for purchasing ASHRAE standards, such as Standard 90.1 and 90.2.
- State-specific energy code resources
- Sustainable construction resources
- Energy use benchmarking and building simulation tools