Bellevue Clean Buildings Incentive Program

The Bellevue Clean Buildings Incentive Program provides services to support buildings in Bellevue over 20,000 square feet reduce their energy use and operating costs, leverage state and utility energy efficiency incentives, and comply early with the WA State Clean Buildings Standard.

What is the WA State Clean Buildings Standard? In 2019, House Bill 1257 was signed into law to create the WA State Clean Buildings Standard that will lower costs and pollution from energy use in existing buildings. Buildings over 20,000 SF have to comply with the new standard, but the state is providing Early Adopter Incentives to do so by a certain timeframe.

Bellevue wants to help its building owners! The City developed the Clean Buildings Incentive Program, in partnership with MacDonald Miller, to help building owners comply with the new standard and take advantage of the state’s Early Adopter Incentives. The Clean Buildings Incentive Program supports the City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 as outlined in the Sustainable Bellevue Environmental Stewardship Plan.

Let’s Get Started

Program Benefits

  • Energy Star Portfolio Manager qualified technical support for compliance benchmarking
  • Building scoping assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities
  • Access to training sessions focused on energy benchmarking, operation and maintenance best practices, and energy management planning
  • Support for submitting Early Compliance documentation via the State’s Clean Buildings Portal
  • Access to Clean Buildings Compliance Help Desk and “how-to” videos
  • Early Adopter Incentive application support for building’s 15 or more points from their energy target
  • Recognition as a Bellevue Clean Building Ambassador
  • PSE Incentive Acquisition support

act Now

  •  $75M Early Adopter Incentives offered by the state are limited to a first come first serve basis
  • Get started on your compliance journey now to be a leading building in Bellevue and avoid any future non-compliance penalties.


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