City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver (North Carolina)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver|
|Incentive Type||Green Building Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||Building Safety Department|
|Date added to DSIRE||2007-10-11|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-09-28|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
The City of Asheville waives fees for building permits and plan reviews for certain renewable energy technologies and green building certifications for homes and mixed-use commercial buildings. Waivers for building permit fees may apply to residences with the following designations (the regular fee is in parentheses):
- HealthyBuilt Home Certification ($100)
- Energy Star Rating ($100)
- Geothermal heat pumps ($50)
- Solar-energy systems ($50)
- Wind turbines ($50)
- Storm water (gray water) collection device for reuse in yard sprinkler or elsewhere ($50)
Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification. These fee waivers also apply to mixed-use commercial buildings if they include residential space.
The city will also reduce plan review fees by 50% for any building that is seeking LEED certification. Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification.
|Contact Name||Mark Case|
|Department||Building Safety Department|
|Address||P.O. Box 7148|
|Place||Asheville, North Carolina|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Asheville Permitting Fees|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.