Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatements


Deana Cotroneo
Management Analyst
775-687-1850, ext. 7320
  • 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).


    44 LEED buildings in Nevada are receiving 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. 

    Our office completed and adopted regulation R127-13 on June 23, 2013, which provides that the Green Globes standard would be equivalent to LEED standards in determining eligibility of a building for a partial abatement of certain property taxes. Green Globes is a product of the Green Building Initiative promoting practical green building approaches to energy efficient and environmentally sustainable building practices. 


      The requirements for the LEED Existing Building have changed pursuant to AB33 and AB239. Our office adopted 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 Workshops and Agendas

        LEED Regulation Workshop - January 22, 2014

        LEED Notice of Intent to Act Upon a Regulation & Agenda - March 19, 2014

          Original Enacting Legislation for LEED

          References and Resources

            Tax Abatement Applications

              Green Building (LEED) Tax Abatement 2015 Meeting Information

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