Tax Incentives for greening your home

Real Estate Agent with EarthSTEPS

A recent article in the NY Times ( does a fantastic job of highlighting the new and improved tax incentives for 'greening' your home.


Given the state of the economy and a near-universal need to save money, these incentives could not come at a better time. With up to 30% of some improvements covered with a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, and hundreds to thousands of dollars in savings each year on your utility bills, these improvements simply make sense.

As advised by the NYTimes writer, the best place to start if you are considering an improvement of your home, is to get an Energy Audit. These are often available free or low cost from local utilities or governements. Here in Tallahassee, energy audits are available free from the City of Tallahassee, and provide access to some awesome energy-efficiency programs.

If you have taken advantage of the free audit, are interested in a more in-depth Energy Audit, and you would like guidance on the most cost-effective improvements that you can make, that is when it becomes worth it to employ the services of a Energy-Efficiency Company such as EarthSTEPS. Here in Tallahassee and the surrounding area, we provide energy audits with both residential and commercial clients to help them locate the most cost-effective improvements. For more info, please send a request to or call 850.325.6505


Comments (5)

Tamara Perlman
Referral Network Inc. - Truckee, CA

Hi Alex--Nice overview on the available incentives.  Hope you get some positive response!

Apr 10, 2009 04:59 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Great information and an inspiration for us to go seek out these incentives in our areas.  Thanks for the info.

Apr 10, 2009 06:39 PM
Amy O'Laughlin
Broken Arrow, OK

Thanks for helping to keep the ball rolling, Alex!  For anyone in Utah, you can find information on an energy audit or green tips at:

Jun 10, 2009 07:32 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Alex, In Seattle we've just started a few pilot energy audit programs in specific areas of the city, I think their tremendous!

Mar 30, 2011 12:29 PM
New Homes in Florida

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Oct 28, 2011 09:00 PM