City of Scottsdale - Green Building Incentives (Arizona)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name City of Scottsdale - Green Building Incentives
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Siding, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Daylighting, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Program Administrator City of Scottsdale

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Scottsdale’s Green Building Program, established in 1998, was the first such program in Arizona with an emphasis on residential home construction. It was developed to encourage environmentally responsible building in the Sonoran Desert region by incorporating healthy, resource- and energy-efficient materials and methods in the design and construction of homes. The program’s goals are to reduce the environmental impact of building; achieve both short and long-term savings of energy, water and other natural resources; and encourage a healthier indoor environment.

Incentives include expedited plan review, green building inspections,lectures, workshops, homeowner’s manual, recogniion on the city web site, and free promotional green building materials including a job site sign. Green building projects are reviewed and inspected as part of the city development regulatory process. As such, a green building permit is issued for construction, a green inspection card is used by the city building inspectors during construction and a green "certificate of occupancy" is issued upon completion of the project.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Anthony Floyd AIA, LEED AP
Department City of Scottsdale
Address 7506 E. Indian School Road
Place Scottsdale, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85251
Phone (480) 312-4202


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


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