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Those bigger programs have also influenced the growth of numerous others. Following passage of a bill in 2006, Baltimore County, Maryland, gives a full property tax abatement for 10 years to commercial buildings achieving at least LEED Silver. Chatham County, Georgia, offers LEED Gold buildings property tax abatement for 10 years, while Cincinnati grants tax abatement for all LEED-certified buildings, including 15 years abatement for new construction. In Nevada, the state sales tax is not applied to building products purchased for use in projects LEED Silver or higher. Federal incentives are on green developers’ wishlists, but even with Democrats leading Congress, legislation encouraging more government green buildings, common at the state level and in some federal agencies, is a likely first step.

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