City of Seattle - Built Green Grant Program

September 14, 2011


NOTE: Applications for the 2010 grant cycle are now closed. The next funding cycle will be in Spring 2011.

The Seattle/King County Built Green Grant Program provides periodic competitive grants for single-family residential and community development projects to help offset the cost of certifying and designing innovative green projects throughout Seattle and King County. The grants are funded through the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resource Division and Seattle Public Utilities. To be eligible for this grant, buildings need to achieve either Built Green 4-star or 5-star certification. Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. Certification under Built Green requires achievements in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, the conservation of natural resources and water quality.

Single-family homes which are certified at the 4-Star level can receive a grant of $2,500, or $5,000 if they are certified at the 5-Star level. Single-family developments of 4 or more units can receive $5,000 or $10,000 if they achieve 4-Star or 5-Star certification respectively. Community developments and multi-family developments of 10 or more units can receive $10,000 or $20,000.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Built Green
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: $2,500 - $20,000, varies by Built Green certification level and development type


Name: Emily Erickson
Organization: Built Green
Address: 335 116th Avenue SE
Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: (425) 460-8238

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.