Roundup of Energy Trust 2017 incentive changes for all programs


Energy Trust updates incentives on January 1 of each year. The following is a complete list of Energy Trust incentive changes for all programs that went into effect on January 1, 2017. If a measure is not included, it remains unchanged.

If you have questions about incentive changes, contact the trade ally coordinator indicated in each program’s section below.

Existing Homes

MeasureDetails2016 Incentive 2017 Incentive
Heat pump water heaterTier 3, any tank size$300 for ≤55 gallon tanks only$300
Heat pump water heater, Savings Within ReachTier 3, any tank sizen/a$600
Gas furnace90% AFUE or greater, Avista customers onlyn/a$200

If you have any questions about these updates, contact the Existing Homes program at 1.866.365.3526, option 8.

New Homes

MeasureDetails2016 Incentive2017 Incentive
EPSIncentives are based on improvements in the home’s annual energy use over minimum code requirements, as demonstrated by energy modeling. Incentives are available on a sliding scale of performance above code, starting at 10 percent improvement. Incentives will vary depending on energy-efficiency improvements and performance above code.$600-$5,000$600-$4,680
Air sealingSill sealer must be applied to top plate on all exterior facing walls$125Discontinued

For more information about incentives for homes not receiving an EPS, visit our webpage on additional incentives. For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact the New Homes trade ally coordinator at 1.877.283.0698.

Multifamily

MeasurePrimary heating fuel2016 Details2017 Details2016 Incentive2017 Incentive
Ductless heat pumpElectricIncentive differed with property typeSame incentive for all property types$600 for 5+ attached units,
$800 for 2-4 attached units
$800 for all property types
Heat pump water heater, Tier 3Electric55 gallon size restriction, Replacing electric water heaterNo size restriction,
Replacing electric water heater
$500$500
High-efficiency gas water heaterGas or electricOnly 2-4 unit properties eligible2-4 unit and side-by-side unit properties eligible$100$100
High-efficiency direct-vent gas fireplaceGasOnly side-by-side units eligible2-4 unit and side-by-side unit properties eligible$150 for 70-74% FE

$250 for 75% or more FE
$150 for 70-74% FE

$250 for 75% or more FE
Floor, wall, knee wall and rim joist insulationGas or electricOnly available for properties heated with electricityAvailable for gas- and electric-heated properties. For gas customers, floor and wall insulation must be accompanied by attic insulation of R-19 or greater, and has a cap of $150$0.30 per square foot$0.30 per square foot
(New) Flat roof insulationGas or electricN/AFor all building types up to 3 stories. If the existing condition is R-5 or less, building must be retrofitted to R-20 or greaterN/A$0.30 per square foot

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact Nate Collins, trade ally coordinator, at 503.278.3075.

New Homes, Southwest Washington

As of January 1, 2017, the New Homes program will update EPSTM incentives to align with the new Washington State Energy Code that went into effect on July 1, 2016. Incentives are based on improvements in the home’s annual gas energy use over minimum code requirements, as demonstrated by energy modeling. Incentives for gas-heated homes are available based on a sliding scale of performance above code, starting at 10 percent. Incentives will vary depending on energy-efficiency improvements. Verifiers will still be eligible for a $100 cash incentive for each qualifying EPS home submitted to the program.

 Performance above code2016 incentives2017 incentives
Minimum10%$300$250
Midpoint25%$450$550
Maximum 40% or greater$700 $850

For more information, contact your verifier or the Southwest Washington New Homes trade ally coordinator.

Products

MeasureDetails2016 Incentive2017 Incentive
Appliance RecyclingIncentives end after December 31, 2016. Appointments must be scheduled by that date. Pickups continue until January 31, 2017. Appointments may be rescheduled by calling 1.844.368.4545, but are subject to availability. For information about alternatives, visit the Energy Trust appliance recycling page. $30Discontinued

Existing Buildings

MeasureDetails2016 Incentive2017 Incentive
LED Display Case LightingThere is now a distinction between low temp and medium temp cases and whether the lamps are inside or outside the unit$10 to $20 per linear ft of fixture$10 to $20 per linear ft of fixture
Server/Telecom Room Mini-Split Air ConditionerTelecommunications closets have been added for this measure$200/ton for server rooms. None for telecom rooms$200/ton for server rooms or telecom rooms
Commercial Tankless/Instantaneous Water HeatersOnly for coin-operated laundry, foodservice, and lodging$2/kBtu/h input$2/kBtu/h input
Commercial Laundry WasherNow qualifies based on MEF and WF, instead of being ENERGY STAR® rated$100 to $200 each$80 to $200 each
(New) WeldersThese must replace existing non-energy saving electric weldersNone$1200 each
(New) Emergency Generator Block HeatersBoth retrofit and new generators qualifyNone$200 to $1500 each
(New) T8 LED Case LightingT8 to LED has been added with a distinction between low temp and medium temp cases and whether the lamps are inside or outside the unitNone$10 to $20 per linear foot of fixture
Add Doors to Open Refrigerated CasesNow available to NW Natural customers in WashingtonNone$100 per linear foot of door
Showerheads and Shower wandsNow only offering incentives for 1.5 GPM or less; no longer offering incentives for 1.75 GPM$10 each 1.5 GPM and 1.75 GPM $10 each 1.5 GPM or less
Turbo Pot with Lid$40Discontinued
LED Bathroom Lights$25Discontinued
PC Power Management $10 per licenseDiscontinued
Air-to-Air Heat Pumps$150 to $300 eachDiscontinued
LED Case Lighting in New Cases Only $10 to $20 eachDiscontinued
Residential Refrigerators$75Discontinued
Residential Freezers$35Discontinued

Starting January 1, 2017, you can find revised application forms on the Forms and Resources page.

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact Alex Snook, trade ally coordinator at 503.407.7286.

 

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