Issues & AdvocacyLocal Leaders - Green Incentives
As state and local governments work toward a sustainable future, the American Institute of Architects is serving as a facilitator to provide information on implementing comprehensive green building policies in our nation's communities. The AIA is focusing its energy on promoting sustainability at the local, state, and federal level by working with our partners to promote green building. Local Leaders in Sustainability - Green Incentives is an analysis of the current state of green building incentives at the state and local level.
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This white paper analyzes data from local and state-level research on green incentive programs, including the Local Leaders in Sustainability study, as well as input from the Developers Roundtable, a discussion among relevant stakeholders on incentive options for the building sector.
The AIA continues to bring together important parties in the discussion, including state and local politicians and officials, as well as representatives from within the design and construction/development industry, in order to establish best practices and credibly discuss the current state of green building law and practice. As such, the AIA held the Developers Roundtable on December 3, 2007, at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The group included architects, representatives of development companies, the finance/investment sector, retailers, building owners and operators, the insurance industry, and other pertinent stakeholders. The purpose behind the Roundtable was to identify a series of green building incentives that have wide appeal in the private sector and further encourage the construction of green buildings by establishing them as the smartest choice in new development.
Local Leaders in Sustainability - Green Incentives Contents:
• Front Matter
Cover / Table of Contents / Introduction
• State and Local Green Building Incentives
Tax Incentives / Bonus Density / Expedited Permitting / Net Metering / Grants / Loans / Insurance / Technical & Design Assistance / Permit & Zone Fee Reduction / Rebates and Discounts on Environmental Products / Leasing Assistance
• Conclusion and Recommendations
Recommendations for Continued Greening / Final Analysis
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