We'd like to welcome the City of Richland as the latest utility in the Pacific Northwest to implement a performance-based incentive program for residential new construction. Richland joins Snohomish PUD, Clark PUD, Central Electric Co-Op, Pacific Power & Light, Puget Sound Energy, Idaho Power, Benton PUD, Benton REA, and Inland Power in offering builder incentives for achieving specific whole-home energy efficiency targets using a performance-based program template developed by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance(NEEA), the Regional Technical Forum (RTF) and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and implemented within the AXIS platform. Each utility defines their own above-code savings target and incentive structure while homes entered by raters and verifiers into AXIS are automatically routed for third-party QA review, approved, and paid by the respective utilities. This revolutionary approach of leveraging AXIS as the centralized data hub, the participation and administration portal, and the file/field QA platform enables a streamlined and integrated workflow for all stakeholders while providing the Northwest with the visibility into the construction of program homes throughout the region to help influence energy code moving forward.
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