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Green Building Incentives Policies
While Michigan municipalities cannot require building efficiencies beyond the uniform state standards, a number of local governments have taken creative approaches to promoting green building through incentives.
Auburn Hills - (HRC) Pop. 19,837 - Encourages developers to apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and offers additional tax abatements for certified properties.
East Lansing - (HRC) Pop, 46,525 - Requires all municipal buildings and all private buildings receiving public subsidies to be LEED-certified.
Sterling Heights - (HRC) Pop. 124,471 - Extends its industrial tax abatements for firms with LEED-certified facilities.
Contact: Luke Forrest