The City of Cleveland is committed to green buildings because they provide safe, affordable and healthy environments for residents and workers. A key part of green building is energy efficiency, which lowers operating costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
By instituting energy efficiency and conservation initiatives in City facilities, operations, and vehicle fleets, we are saving taxpayer money and taking the right steps towards carbon neutrality. Through education, policies, and programs, the City empowers employees, businesses, and residents to take action to be more energy efficient.
Home Weatherization Assistance Program Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) grants of approximately $6,500 per unit are available through the State of Ohio for homeowners and tenants who meet HWAP income limits. -more
COSE Energy Choice Program Small business owners can join the COSE Energy Choice Program to get a comprehensive energy assessment and access to utility rebates and incentives.
Cleveland 2030 District Building owners can join the Cleveland 2030 District to collaborate with others seeking to easily manage their energy use.
Energy Efficient New Homes This program offers cash incentives to builders of ENERGY STAR certified homes within the operating territories of The Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison, and Toledo Edison. Participating contractors have access to marketing, incentives and educational materials that facilitate the construction of energy efficient homes. To qualify for incentives, homes will meet rigorous third-party verification standards for energy efficiency. The program ends December 31, 2015.
The Office of Sustainability leverages Cleveland's wealth of assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens. To lead by example, the Office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments to embrace a culture of sustainability.