$$$ Available to Finance Green Building

Lou Brouk with Terra-Wise, Inc. and also the USGBC-STL Advocacy Committee’s Leadership Circle representative, spent a million hours collecting data for his February 2nd presentation “An Overview of Federal, State and Local Green Building Incentives.” A million might be an exaggeration, but I’ve conducted similar research myself, and I know he devoted many, many, many hours to finding all the tax credits and deductions, loans, grants, and rebates that are available to owners, builders, developers, and designers of green buildings in Missouri and Illinois.

The simple charts and bullet-point lists that filled Lou’s just-the-facts slides, were golden—a wealth of practical financing information, targeted precisely to the 100+ business leaders attending the third of three High Performance Building Seminars co-sponsored by the USGBC-STL and RCGA.

Lou admitted that he could have missed some resources, noted that the programs change daily, and recommended the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency website for up-to-date, comprehensive information.

Kudos and many thanks to Lou. His complete presentation is available at http://www.stlrcga.org/documents/public_policy/green_incentives.pdf.


– Submitted by Jan Niehaus, president of Communication by Design, a long-time member of USGBC-STL, and Chair of the Marketing Committee.

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