City of Indianapolis - Green Building Incentive Program (Indiana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Indiana

Name City of Indianapolis - Green Building Incentive Program
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Start Date 2010-08-01

Program Administrator Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement and Office of Sustainability

References DSIRE[1]


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 EnergyStar 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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Allyson Pumphrey
Department City of Indianapolis
Division Office of Sustainability

Place Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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