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City of Indianapolis - Green Building Incentive Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Federal Government
Agricultural
Multifamily Residential
Institutional
Savings Category 
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Clothes Washers
Dishwasher
Refrigerators/Freezers
Dehumidifiers
Ceiling Fan
Water Heaters
Lighting
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Wind (Small)
Geothermal Direct-Use
Program Info
Sector Name 
Local
Administrator 
Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement and Office of Sustainability
Website 
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/SustainIndy/Green/Pages/GreenBuildingIncentiveProgram.aspx
State 
Indiana
Program Type 
Green Building Incentive
Rebate Amount 
The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and the Department of Code Enforcement offer reduction in permit fees for projects achieving certain green building criteria. Property owners and developers constructing new buildings or completing major renovations on existing buildings are eligible to receive the incentive. Projects located within Indianapolis or Marion County are eligible.

There are six green building categories. Meeting the minimum criteria for three categories qualifies the project for a 30% rebate on permit fees.  For each additional category that the project meets, it will receive an additional 10% off permit fees. The maximum rebate amount is 50%. The six categories are:

  • Water Quality/Quantity
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Site
  • Innovation Design

Detailed requirements of each of the categories are available on the program web site. In order to qualify for the energy category, the building must meet ASHRAE 90.1-2007 guidelines and/or utilize on-site renewable energy. Residential buildings must use ENERGY STAR rated (or equivalent) HVAC systems, lighting systems, and appliances. In order to apply for the permit rebate, the applicant must fill out the Green Building Incentive Worksheet and submit it with all required construction documents for the initial permit review. The worksheet is available on the program web site.