Lincoln County - LEED-Certified Building Incentive Program (North Carolina)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Lincoln County - LEED-Certified Building Incentive Program
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs



























Program Administrator Lincoln County

Date added to DSIRE 2012-05-25
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-25



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

Lincoln county is providing an incentive for the construction of certified green buildings in the commercial and industrial sector. Only newly constructed buildings are eligible, and they must have a minimum tax assessed value of $2,000,000. The county has chosen the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system as the standard for the program, but may accept projects on a case-by-case basis that are certified through a functionally equivalent certification standard adopted by a functionally similar certification body.


The program will exempt the project from the following fees:


  • Up to 95% of the building permit fees
  • Up to 95% of the sewer tap fees
  • Up to 95% of the water tap fees
  • Up to 95% of the sewer capacity development fees
  • Up to 95% of the water capacity development fees

The cap on incentives is the lesser of $200,000 or the following values which are based on the building's tax value and the level of LEED certification acheived by the building:


  • LEED Certified: 0.1% of the building's tax assessed value
  • LEED Silver: 0.2% of the building's tax assessed value
  • LEED Gold: 0.5% of the building's tax assessed value
  • LEED Platinum: 1.0% of the building's tax assessed value

See Exhibit A of the County Resolution, or contact Lincoln County Planning and Inspections for more information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name R. S. Williams, AICP
Department Lincoln County Planning and Inspections

Address 302 North Academy Street

Place Lincolnton, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 28092
Phone (704) 736-8472


Email rwilliams@lincolncounty.org

     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: County Resolution

Date Enacted 2012-04-02



















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"