Avista Utilities - LEED (NC or EB) Certification Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

June 12, 2009


The LEED (Leadership in Energy Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System® is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the Green Building Council, representing all segments of the building industry, developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Avista Utilities' customers that achieve a minimum of 4 points for optimized energy performance and comply with all LEED whole building modeling requirements are eligible for a $1.25 per conditioned square foot rebate through Avista's LEED (New Construction) and $.50 per conditioned square foot through the LEED (Existing Building) Certification Incentive Program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/Pages/incentive_10.aspx
Administrator: Avista Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: $1.25 per conditioned square foot for LEED certified NC and $.50 per conditioned square foot for LEED-EB
Equipment Requirements: Use the LEED criteria as the basis for making design decisions.
Installation Requirements: Applicants must register their project with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


Name: Mike Dillon
Organization: Avista Utilities
Spokane WA
Phone: (509) 495-4260
Email: mike.dillon@avistacorp.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.