Natural Resources Defense Council BUILDING GREEN FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE
Home Build Your Business Case Set Your Budget and Goals Adopt a Whole-Building Approach Apply Sustainable Building Strategies Capitalize on Your Achievement
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INCENTIVES

In many areas of the country, utilities and state and local programs offer a range of monetary and non-monetary green building incentives, including energy modeling support, efficient-equipment rebates, credit documentation, expedited permitting and review, tax credits, and technical and administrative assistance.

To find out what incentives are available in your area, contact your state energy office, your local utility and your local building department. The Internet is also a good source of information on incentive programs.

Following are some suggested search terms. To refine your search, add the name of your state or city.

Sample Search TermsSearch Google
Sustainability incentivesGO
Sustainability tax incentives GO
Brownfield redevelopment incentivesGO
Building material recycling incentivesGO
Clean water incentivesGO
Energy efficiency incentivesGO
Green power incentivesGO
Pollution prevention grants EPAGO
Renewable energy incentivesGO
Sustainable design incentivesGO

TOP APPROACHES
Set Your Goals Early
Build a Green Design Team
Integrate the Design and
Building Process
Convene Design Workshops
Use the LEED Rating System
as a Guide
Engineer for Environmental
Value
Take Advantage of Incentives
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