GREEN BUILDING INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Thinking of building green? Check if your city has a green building incentive program, as many cities do. Guidelines will vary but often the monetary incentive or expedited plan check offsets the cost of complying with the requirements.
- Register and achieve certification with Build It Green (BIG) GreenPoint Rated (GPR) and/or US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- Once registered with the City’s program, expedited plan checks for construction-related permits receive priority in the plan check process
- Once the project is completed and certification is achieved through the USGBC or BIG, the project will be eligible for reimbursement for the costs of providing green building measures to achieve final certification up to a maximum of $2,000 per project