LEED and Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

Thu, 2009-09-24 00:20

LEED-certified buildings are typically entitled to substantial tax benefits, and tax professionals should recognize LEED building proposals as tax planning opportunities.

The following two web sites are both great resources for finding out what tax incentives are available in different areas for LEED and renewable energy. 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The visually-appealing interface features a map of the United States. Users are expected to click on the state of interest. All the related programs and initiatives appear for the state in question on another page. DSIRE also features summary maps and tables, as well as library and search capabilities.

The USGBC also provides an abundance of information relevant to public policies. Users navigate each of the search fields to narrow their search and receive the most relevant information.