Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatements


Kevin Hill
Energy Efficiency Program Manager
775-687-1850, ext. 7357
  • Palazzo Las Vegas LEED Silver

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the rating system used to measure energy efficiency and other environmental attributes in buildings. The Energy Office administers the green building tax abatement program based on the LEED rating system. The program was instituted in 2007 as an incentive for business owners to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. The abatement ranges from 25 to 35 percent for 5 to 10 years depending on the building’s final LEED rating (minimum of Silver Level).


    39 LEED buildings in Nevada, primarily in Clark county, receive tax abatements through this program. The buildings range in type and include new construction, core and shell, and renovation of existing buildings. A bill from the 2013 legislative session, AB33, modified the requirements, changing the eligible existing building abatement to a maximum of five years and making other modifications. The list of active green building tax abatement projects in Nevada is available here.


      Note: As of June 11, 2013, the requirements for the LEED Existing Building Tax Abatement have changed pursuant to AB33 and AB239. Our office is working on proposed regulations, originally filed in draft format with the LCB as R127-13, to address these changes.

      The text of AB33 can be found at:

      and the text of AB239 can be found at: 

      LEED Regulation Workshop - January 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

      LEED Notice of Intent to Act Upon a Regulation & Agenda - March 19, 2014 at 2:00pm

        Original Enacting Legislation for LEED

        Bill: AB 621 - 2007

        Statutory Authority: NRS 701A.100 and 701A.110
        Regulation: NAC 701A.010 – 290

          References and Resources

            Tax Abatement Applications