Washington State Early Adopters Incentive Program
The Early Adoption Incentive program began July 1, 2021 and applies to non-residential, hotel, motel, and dormitory buildings greater than 50,000 SF. The program offers available incentives, customer support and funding from the state to administer the program. Equity played a big role in the development of the incentive program. The state focused on community engagement, and spoke to CBO’s and building owners on what to do to ensure access was broadened and participation increased. As a result, half of the incentive funds in the program are distributed to the reservation system, for multifamily buildings, and other rural buildings, etc. A thing to note is that not all multifamily buildings fall under mandatory standards, but can participate in incentive programs.