Rebates to $100,000 for Energy Efficient New Homes and Businesses
Mecklenburg County offers an incentive for new homes and businesses to be constructed in a sustainable manner. For new projects completed after January 1, 2008, which are certified under LEED or Green Globes, the county will issue a rebate of up 25% (up to $100,000) for the cost of a permit. To be eligible for the rebate the project owner must submit a written application for a Green Permit Rebate to Documents & Inspections at Code Enforcement prior to the Certificate of Occupancy being issued . Upon receipt of the application the Department will list that project in pending status. Upon achieving either LEED or Green Globes certification the Owner will submit the Green Permit Rebate certification form to Documents & Inspections. The rebate will be awarded if funds are available after Documents & Inspections approves the application at the following levels: 10% rebate to a maximum of $50,000 for LEED Certified or One Green Globe; 15% rebate to a maximum of $60,000 for LEED Silver or Two Green Globes; 20% rebate to a maximum of $75,000 for LEED Gold or Three Green Globes; and 25% rebate to a maximum of $100,000 for LEED Platinum or Four Green Globes. Contact: Green Permit Rebate
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