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For New Buildings Program

There are two different Ally networks available for industry professionals who work in commercial new construction. If you are a contractor, general contractor, sub-contractor, builder, installer or equipment manufacturer, you should complete the Online Trade Ally Enrollment Application to become a New Buildings trade ally. Architects, engineers, energy analysts, green building consultants, commissioning providers and other building design professionals should download the New Buildings program ally application to become a New Buildings program ally. Design professionals with solar electric design or engineering consulting experience can also apply as a Solar Electric design ally. Please contact if you have any questions about which enrollment form to use.

Enrollment Forms for Contractors

Enrollment Forms for Design and Development Professionals

  • New Buildings Program Ally Application (PDF | Doc)
  • Solar Electric Design Ally Application (PDF | Doc)
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance Fax Request Form (PDF)

Incentive Workbook and Project Forms

Whole-Building and Path to Net Zero Incentives

Whole-Building and Path to Net Zero Tools + Resources

System-Based & Market Solutions

Design Incentives

System-Based Installation + Construction Incentives

Market Solutions Installation + Construction Incentives

Completion + Post-Occupancy Incentives

Tools + Resources

Solar Ready

Solar Ready Incentives

Solar Ready Tools + Resources

Additional Resources for Multifamily Projects

The New Buildings team is available to provide on-the-ground technical support for your new low-, mid- and high-rise multifamily projects. Team members will facilitate your high-performance design and construction projects and answer any questions about the program. For contractors who work on low-rise multifamily projects, our team will also assist you in meeting ENERGY STAR® certification. Technical requirements for multifamily ENERGY STAR certification requirements and technical compliance options can be found at Northwest ENERGY STAR.

Regional training events offer opportunities to learn about building more efficient multifamily dwellings. Find out about upcoming builder workshops and events in your area.

Solar Upgrades

Builders of new multifamily projects can receive additional Energy Trust incentives for planning solar into their projects during early design and building their project solar ready. All solar systems must be installed by an approved solar trade ally and meet Energy Trust performance and installation requirements. Energy Trust provides a list of solar trade ally contractors who can perform the installation.

Tax Credits for Builders

When you build an energy-efficient building, you may also be eligible for federal tax credits.

More Information

To learn more about the New Buildings program—or if you need additional help with the forms or resources on this page—call 1.877.467.0930 or email