Mecklenburg County offers an incentive for new homes and businesses to be constructed according to certain sustainable guidelines. For new commercial projects completed after January 1, 2008, which are certified under LEED or Green Globes, the county will issue a rebate of up to 25% (up to $100,000) for the cost of a permit. New homes can receive a permit rebate if they are certified under, LEED for homes, EarthCraft House, NC HealthyBuilt Homes, and the NAHB National Green Building Program. The certification programs are point-based, rewarding points for a variety of sustainable measures. The technologies referenced above are not eligible for stand-alone incentives from Mecklenburg County, but instead they are technologies which earn points toward certification. To be eligible for the county 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:
|Green Globes||1 Globe||2 Globes||3 Globes||4 Globes|
|HealthyBuilt Homes||Certified||Bronze||Silver||Gold||EarthCraft Homes||-------||Certified||Gold||Platinum|
|Incentive Type:||Green Building Incentive|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Name:||Green Permit Rebate|
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Charlotte NC 28202
This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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