Green Building Tax Abatement
Residents and developers seeking tax abatement for residential projects must meet Cleveland Green Building Standards found in the Green Housing Handbook. A roster of professionals known as Green Raters can provide assistance and confirm that the project meets the standards. Additional information is available at 216.664.3442 weekdays, 8 am to 5 pm. -more
Cleveland 2030 District and Better Buildings Challenge
In 2012, The City of Cleveland joined the Cleveland 2030 District and the Better Buildings Challenge. The 2030 District works to create a coalition of building owners, service professionals and community stakeholders working together to rapidly transform the built environment of the city through large-scale reductions in energy use, water use and GHG-emissions. The Better Buildings Challenge, a White House and Department of Energy initiative, supports building owners by providing technical assistance and proven solutions for energy efficiency. As part of the Challenge, the City of Cleveland has committed to reducing its building energy usage 20% by 2020, using a 2010 baseline.
City of Cleveland Sustainable Municipal Building Policy
In 2013, the City of Cleveland adopted a Sustainable Municipal Building Policy is expected to yield savings by efficiently managing energy, water, waste, and stormwater at City facilities, while improving the employee and visitor experience. The policy requires that green building practices are incorporated into the siting, design, construction, remodeling, repair, maintenance, operation, and deconstruction of all City facilities.