Redknot Homes is the top builder of LEED certified homes in Cincinnati. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a certification process that was set up by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to certify green homes. LEED for Homes is an initiative designed to promote the transformation of the mainstream homebuilding industry toward more sustainable practices. It is a collaborative initiative that actively works with all sectors of the homebuilding industry to target new homes with best practice environmental features.
LEED certified homes save owners money on utility costs because of their advanced energy efficiency.
The Materials and Resources LEED category focuses on minimizing the energy cost and other impacts associated with the extraction, processing, transport, maintenance, and disposal of building materials.
The Water Efficiency LEED category addresses water holistically, looking at indoor use, outdoor use, specialized uses, and metering. The section is based on an “efficiency first” approach to water conservation.
The Indoor Environmental Quality category focuses on indoor air quality and thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort. Air quality, lighting quality, acoustic design, and control over one’s surroundings influence the way people learn, work, and live.
LEED Certified homes are energy efficient and save owners thousands in utility costs. LEED Certified homes also receive a significant tax abatement in the city of Cincinnati.
Tax Abatements in Cincinnati for LEED Certified Homes
LEED certified homes qualify for significant tax abatement in the city of Cincinnati. Home owners can save thousands of dollars each year by building a LEED home. The below chart is a representation of the various LEED levels and their corresponding max tax abatement amounts and durations. LEED is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated.
Visit www.cincinnati-oh.gov for the City of Cincinnati’s tax abatement overview.
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