Large commercial and industrial businesses can have a big impact on conserving resources and creating a sustainable future for our cities. Now is the time to make energy efficiency and electrification strategic priorities for your business - and Seattle City Light is here to help. 

Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Initiatives

If you own or operate a commercial building or industrial plant, we offer innovative energy efficiency programs that can help reduce your operational costs.

Commercial and industrial building retrofits of lighting fixtures, lighting controls, HVAC controls, chillers, variable speed drives, IT server rooms, or refrigeration equipment can provide excellent energy and cost savings. Projects can include multiple energy conservation measures. Multifamily (>4 units) common area is also eligible.

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Networked Lighting Controls - network lighting controls combine LEDs, controls, connectivity and data for a flexible lighting product that can improve occupant comfort and space utilization. Controls strategies built in to networked lighting controls include occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, continuous dimming and more. City Light is offering a bonus incentive for networked lighting controls of $50 per controlled fixture

Learn more about this technology and why it makes sense for your business lighting needs. Download the Networked Lighting Control Toolkit and check out the Lighting Solutions Playlist from our partners at the Lighting Design Lab and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Indoor Horticulture - Indoor horticultural operations are energy intensive. Lighting, HVAC and dehumidification can easily consume up to 40% of a grow facility's operations. Our retrofit incentives will cover up to 70% of eligible lighting and HVAC technology upgrades.

Review our retrofit program requirements

Review our retrofit incentive list

Apply for retrofit incentives

If you own or operate a commercial building, you may be eligible to receive incentive payments over time through the Pay-for-Performance (P4P) program. P4P pays a set incentive amount for verified total energy saved, rather than separate incentives for individual measures, giving you more flexibility and opportunities to save.

Review the P4P Fact Sheet and program manual to learn more.

Ready to get started? Submit your P4P incentive application.

If you're looking for ways to make your building systems work smarter, Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) might be right for you. By making improvements to existing equipment and systems, you can save energy and reduce operational costs while creating a better environment for occupants. Incentives are available for Retro-Commissioning (RCx) or Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) efforts.

Review the commissioning fact sheet, program requirements, and FAQ to learn more.

Ready to get started? Submit your commissioning incentive application.

Incorporating energy efficiency measures into the design and construction of new buildings lowers operational costs and creates opportunities to market buildings based on environmental sustainability. Equipment and whole building incentives are available for approved new commercial building construction projects.

Review the new construction incentives list.

Ready to get started? Submit your new construction incentive application.

We have partnered with distributors to offer instant discounts for qualified lighting, heating, and cooling solutions.

Lighting to Go

Our Lighting to Go program offers instant discounts on qualified commercial LED products to help your business enjoy energy savings and high-quality lighting for years to come. 

Review our Lighting to Go factsheet to find eligible products and discounts and visit one of our participating distributors to purchase your discounted commercial lighting. 

Heating and Cooling Equipment

Contractors can receive instant discounts on qualified heat pumps under 5.4 tons, heat pump water heaters less than 200 gallons, and small ECM circulator pumps.

Review program details and have your contractor contact a participating distributor to purchase discounted equipment on your behalf. 

We offer easy and quick rebates to help reduce the cost of energy efficiency projects. These simple rebates do not require pre-approval however, be sure to carefully review eligibility requirements, and rebate applications must be received within 90 days of purchase.

Advanced Rooftop Controls

Adding advanced rooftop controls to constant speed packaged rooftop units can save up to 60% on your fan energy cost and provide improved comfort, better indoor air quality, and web-based energy monitoring and management. 

Visit Trade Ally Network Northwest to learn more. 

Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Energy-efficient ENERGY STAR electric ovens, ice makers, hot food holding cabinets, and other commercial kitchen equipment can lower the amount of energy you use and save you money.

Review our Commercial Kitchen Equipment factsheet for more information.

Connected Thermostats

Connected thermostats more accurately match your heating and cooling equipment operation with your building schedule and help you program and control schedules remotely via the internet.

Review our Connected Thermostats factsheet for more information.

Connected Thermostat bonus rebate programming worksheet

Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

An energy-efficient ultra-low temperature freezer can save your laboratory as much as $2,000 per year. Visit the US Department of Energy to learn more.

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In addition to providing direct rebates and incentives and funding instant discounts, we partner with regional organizations to deliver assistance and services to help you achieve your energy efficiency, clean energy, and sustainability goals.

Energy Smart Industrial Program

We partner with the Bonneville Power Administration to provide industrial customers a suite of energy efficiency programs and technical expertise. Participants may also qualify for City Light financial incentives.

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Lighting Design Lab

City Light is a major supporter of the Lighting Design Lab, an innovation center providing lighting design training, support, and mockup services to help with new construction and lighting upgrades.

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EnviroStars is a one-stop-shop for Washington businesses to access assistance and gain recognition for being green. Your business may be eligible to receive free technical assistance, connect with rebates and resources, and follow a clear path to sustainability. The program's Green Business Directory helps customers, employees and the local community feel good about doing business with organizations committed to environmental excellence. 

Learn more and get started toward becoming an EnviroStar today.


More and more City Light business customers are considering whole building electrification to benefit from affordable, clean electricity with a net-zero impact and to improve tenant and customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our electrification plans and strategies.

Find financial incentives for electrically powered equipment for existing and new construction.

Thinking about hosting EV charging at your building? Learn more about the City of Seattle's Drive Clean Initiative and find more information about installing EV charging for Seattle-based commercial properties.