Forms & Resources

For New Homes Program

Trade ally enrollment

Complete enrollment forms and submit to Energy Trust:

  1. Trade Ally Enrollment Application Form 1171A (PDF | Doc)
  2. New Homes Builder Trade Ally Addendum – Builder Form 671A (PDF | Doc)
  3. Certificate of Liability Insurance Fax Request Form (PDF)
  4. Submit a W-9 (PDF)

Technical information and contacts


Builder incentives for projects in southwest Washington

Trade ally builders with new construction projects in NW Natural’s Washington service territory are eligible to receive cash incentives from Energy Trust for qualified gas heated homes.

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Incentives for subcontractors

Energy Trust supports your efforts to bring energy-efficient solutions into new homes. We offer cash incentives of up to $400 for qualified HVAC and water heater installations.

To get started, download the incentive application (Form 620OR), then complete and submit it to Energy Trust using the contact information listed on the bottom of the application.


Early Design Assistance

In new construction it pays to plan ahead. A $500 incentive is available to trade ally builders who meet early design assistance requirements. This incentive encourages builders to compile a team to evaluate projects in their early stages, focusing on how energy efficiency will be integrated. Coordination and outlining for this meeting will be facilitated by program staff in collaboration with the builder and verifier. The makeup of the team could include the designer, customer, subcontractors, supplier and verifier, and must feature at least one New Homes program team member. It creates an opportunity for all participants to provide input and voice their concerns and enables builders to address potential problem areas early on. With careful early design planning, builders can save considerable money by reducing callbacks, field modifications and schedule changes, while subcontractors benefit by limiting difficult change orders.

For more information, contact Energy Trust’s trade ally coordinator at 1.877.283.0698, option 1 or download the application for the early design assistance incentive here.


For real estate professionals

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More information

To learn more about the New Homes program—or if you need additional help with the forms or resources on this page—email us or call 1.877.283.0698, option 1.