LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a certification process set up by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify “green” homes. LEED homes are healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. And as a bonus, LEED-certified homes receive a significant tax abatement in Cincinnati.
LEED-CERTIFIED HOMES RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT TAX ABATEMENT
To promote homeownership within City limits, the City of Cincinnati offers residential tax abatement for LEED-rated homes. The charts below represent the various LEED levels and their corresponding maximum tax abatement amounts and durations.
NOTE: There is a current chart and an additional chart with the new limit values passed by Cincinnati’s City Council on November 13th, 2020. These values will apply to projects as of January 1st, 2022. LEED is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained, and operated.