State of Washington Energy Efficiency Grant Programs
Since 2009, the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) have awarded nearly $200 million in competitive grants directed at energy and water cost saving projects. These funds are available for public institutions across the state, helping relieve operating budget pressure, use less energy, and improve the health and safety of our public buildings. Municipal governments, schools, state agencies, public hospitals, special districts and colleges continue to see benefits at a local level with better performing buildings that cost less to operate.
These programs represent an excellent opportunity to utilize capital grant funds for performance based energy projects that provide guaranteed operational cost savings. The grant funds, intended to leverage additional local funding sources, can ultimately support broader projects that cover critical facility needs beyond energy-saving upgrades.
Grant programs for higher education institutions and local government entities will be administered by the Department of Commerce. Additional details on the program can be found on the Department of Commerce website.
McKinstry Is Your Partner For Grant Application Success
McKinstry has been very successful in securing energy efficiency grants for our clients. Our experience spans the entire state and in many counties we have completed the majority of projects awarded. In total, since 2009, our clients have received nearly 47 percent of the total funds available.
Our grant experience, along with our extensive experience working with the Washington Department of Enterprise Services, allows us to develop highly-competitive projects. We implement energy saving measures that range from controls programming to complete HVAC system replacements with savings that will significantly offset the cost of the upgrades.