Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Update on Baltimore County's Green Residential Property Tax Credit

The Baltimore County Council has now passed a green residential property tax credit bill, No. 43-10, that maintains the county's grant of a tax credit for residences attaining a LEED for Homes Silver or better rating.  As noted in an earlier Green Building Law Brief post, the initial version of this bill did not include LEED standards in establishing eligibility.  The version as passed adds to the existing law by granting tax credits based entirely on the home’s energy efficiency, as established using either the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) or the Passive House standards, as well as the credits based on LEED standards. 

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