Georgia Cities Foundation Creates Rebate Fund for Downtown Area Energy Efficiency Projects

We are always on the lookout for collaboration between government, philanthropic institutions and corporate entities. The Georgia Cities Foundation’s (GCF) new Green Communities Fund is a perfect example of just that—a rebate program designed to incentivize energy-efficient improvements for developers and building owners working in downtown areas across the state.

The new fund will offer rebates from $2,500 up to $100,000 for improvements with a projected 20 percent energy savings, a combined 10 year return on investment or any of three possible green building certifications—including EarthCraft!

Project improvements must be pre-approved by the foundation, so existing EarthCraft Light Commercial projects, as well as other green building certified projects underway, are not eligible unless progress on such improvements have yet to be started. The future is bright for projects certified under a green building program, especially now with developers across the state further incentivized to make improvements to downtown properties.GCFund

Learn more about Georgia Cities Foundation’s Green Communities Fund.

The Georgia Cities Foundation was established in 1999 by the Georgia Municipal Association and designated a Community Development Financial institution in 2010. Learn more about the important work the foundation is doing to revitalize downtown districts across the state at www.georgiacitiesfoundation.org.

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