Green Building Incentives

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Green buildings are designed and constructed using practices and materials that minimize the impacts of the building on the environment and on human health. Many cities and counties offer financial incentives to promote green building. The most common form of incentive is a reduction or waiver of a building permit fee. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a popular point-based certification program for green buildings. The LEED system awards points for site selection and development; material, energy and water efficiency; indoor air quality; innovation; and the application of renewable technologies. (Note that this category includes green building incentives that do not fall under other DSIRE incentive categories, such as tax incentives and grant programs.) [1]


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Green Building Incentive Incentives

Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active
Arlington County - Green Building Incentive Program (Virginia) Green Building Incentive Virginia Commercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Burbank Water & Power - Green Building Incentive Program (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Cape Charles - STIP Minimum Sustainability Requirements (Virginia) Green Building Incentive Virginia Industrial
Local Government
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Photovoltaics
No
Catawba County - Green Construction Permitting Incentive Program (North Carolina) Green Building Incentive North Carolina Commercial
Construction
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Chatham County - Green Building Rebate Program Green Building Incentive North Carolina Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
No
City of Anaheim - Green Building Program (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
Daylighting
Small Hydroelectric
No
City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver (North Carolina) Green Building Incentive North Carolina Commercial
Residential
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Ashland - Green Building Incentive (Oregon) Green Building Incentive Oregon Construction
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Yes
City of Bloomington - Sustainable Development Incentives (Indiana) Green Building Incentive Indiana Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Roofs
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Chandler - Expedited Plan Review for Green Buildings (Arizona) Green Building Incentive Arizona Commercial
Schools
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Chicago - Green Permit Program (Illinois) Green Building Incentive Illinois Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Residential
Schools
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Chicago - Solar Express Permit Program (Illinois) Green Building Incentive Illinois Commercial
Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Low-Income Residential
Roofs
Photovoltaics
Yes
City of Columbus - Green Columbus Fund (Ohio) Green Building Incentive Ohio Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Retail Supplier
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
City of Corona - Plan Review Fast-tracking (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Residential
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Pool Heating
No
City of Dallas - Green Building Expedited Plan Review (Texas) Green Building Incentive Texas Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
City of Indianapolis - Green Building Incentive Program (Indiana) Green Building Incentive Indiana Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Boilers
Ceiling Fan
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Clothes Washers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Dehumidifiers
Dishwasher
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Lighting
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Wind
Yes
City of Philadelphia - Streamlined Solar Permitting and Fee Reduction (Pennsylvania) Green Building Incentive Pennsylvania Commercial
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Photovoltaics Yes
City of Portland - Streamlined Building Permits for Residential Solar Systems (Oregon) Green Building Incentive Oregon Residential Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
City of Riverhead - Energy Conservation Device Permitting Fees (New York) Green Building Incentive New York Commercial
Residential
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Photovoltaics
Yes
City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
City of Santa Monica - Expedited Permitting for Green Buildings (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
City of Scottsdale - Green Building Incentives (Arizona) Green Building Incentive Arizona Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Commercial
Boilers
Building Insulation
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Duct/Air sealing
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Roofs
Daylighting
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Custom/Others pending approval
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Programmable Thermostats
Siding
Water Heaters
Yes
City of Seattle - Density Bonus for Green Buildings (Washington) Green Building Incentive Washington Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
No
City of Tucson - Permit Fee Credit for Solar Energy Systems (Arizona) Green Building Incentive Arizona Commercial
Residential
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Copy of Lake Worth Utilities - Energy Conservation Rebate Program (Florida) Green Building Incentive Florida Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
Costa Mesa - Fee Waiver for Green Building (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
No
County of San Bernardino - Green Building Incentive (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Central Air conditioners
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Water Heaters
Wind
No
Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing (Washington) Green Building Incentive Washington Low-Income Residential Boilers
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Clothes Washers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Dishwasher
Duct/Air sealing
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Lighting
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Frederick County - Green Building Program (Maryland) Green Building Incentive Maryland Commercial
Construction
Developer
Local Government
Residential
Geothermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind energy
Yes
King County - Green Building Permitting Incentives Green Building Incentive Washington Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
LADWP - Expedited Utility Connections for Green Buildings (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Photovoltaics
Daylighting
No
LADWP - Priority Service for Green Buildings (California) Green Building Incentive California Construction
Installer/Contractor
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
Las Vegas - Green Building Program (Nevada) Green Building Incentive Nevada Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Biomass
Fuel Cells
Daylighting
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Wind
No
Lincoln County - LEED-Certified Building Incentive Program (North Carolina) Green Building Incentive North Carolina Commercial
Industrial
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Yes
Local Option - Green Building Incentives (North Carolina) Green Building Incentive North Carolina Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Marin County - Green Building Incentive Program (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Pool Heating
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Mecklenburg County - Green Permit Rebate Program (North Carolina) Green Building Incentive North Carolina Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Biomass
Fuel Cells
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Daylighting
Small Hydroelectric
Wind
No
Miami-Dade County - Expedited Green Buildings Process (Florida) Green Building Incentive Florida Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Priority Permit Processing for Green Buildings (Hawaii) Green Building Incentive Hawaii Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
San Diego County - Green Building Program (California) Green Building Incentive California Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Photovoltaics
Yes
State Agency Energy Efficiency or Renewable Energy Technology Test Program (Connecticut) Green Building Incentive Connecticut State/Provincial Govt Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Yes
Sustainable Atlanta Green Building Initiative (Georgia) Green Building Incentive Georgia Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
Town of Buckeye - Green Building Incentive (Arizona) Green Building Incentive Arizona Residential Boilers
Building Insulation
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Duct/Air sealing
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Daylighting
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Custom/Others pending approval
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Programmable Thermostats
Roofs
Siding
Water Heaters
Yes
Volusia County - Green Building Program (Florida) Green Building Incentive Florida Commercial
Construction
Installer/Contractor
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary