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Town of Buckeye - Green Building Incentive

Eligibility 
Residential
Savings Category 
Solar - Passive
Solar Space Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Daylighting
Equipment Insulation
Water Heaters
Lighting
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat Pumps
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Siding
Roofs
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Tankless Water Heater
Program Info
Sector Name 
Local
Administrator 
Town of Buckeye
Website 
http://az-buckeye2.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=278
State 
Arizona
Program Type 
Green Building Incentive
Rebate Amount 
Buckeye’s Green Home Building Program was adopted by Town Council on May 6, 2008 and encourages sustainable construction for residential dwellings. It is customized to provide guidelines for environmentally responsible building in the Sonoran Desert region by incorporating healthy, resource- and energy-efficient materials and methods in the design and construction of dwellings.

The program’s goals are to reduce the carbon footprint of dwelling units during construction and after; by using sustainable building structural systems, techniques and appliances for both the short and long-term savings of energy, water and other natural resources; and to provide a healthier indoor environment.

Incentives include expedited plan review, free project construction water, and family Aquatic Center Passes and a Green Home Certificate of Occupancy. Proposed Green Building projects are reviewed and inspected as part of the Town’s development process. For instance, a green building permit is issued for construction after a compliant plan review, a green inspection card is used by the Town building inspectors along with a builder verified checklist during construction and the green "certificate of occupancy" is issued upon approved completion of the project.

The Green Home Rating Checklist contains the point system used to qualify projects as green homes. Projects must meet all mandatory measures (adjusting the rating for house size) and then can qualify at Silver level (50-99 points) or at the Gold level (100+ points) using the rating checklist.