Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatements
Energy Program Manager
775-687-1850, ext. 7357
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).
More than 25 LEED buildings in Nevada, primarily in Washoe and Clark counties, received 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.
Our office is working on proposed regulations to address these changes. The text of AB33 can be found here: (http://leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB33_EN.pdf).
Bill: AB 621 - 2007
Statutory Authority: NRS 701A.100 and 701A.110
Regulation: NAC 701A.010 – 290
- Project Registration Form (PDF)
- Significant Change in Scope of Project Reporting Form (PDF)
- Certificate of Eligibility: This form will be issued to applicants upon approval of the Project Registration form.
Notice to all Registrants: IF YOU SUBMIT AN INCOMPLETE PROJECT
REGISTRATION, IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO BE "RECEIVED" BY THE NEVADA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY ("GOE")
UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT ALL MISSING INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUPPLIED. THE
120 DAY DEADLINE FOR PROCESSING WILL NOT START UNTIL A COMPLETE
REGISTRATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.