What is LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. In order to qualify for LG&E and KU LEED Major Renovations Construction rebates, 1 to 16+ points must be earned in the LEED Energy and Atmosphere, Credit 1 Optimize Energy Performance (EAc1) category. To learn more about LEED, please visit www.usgbc.org/guide/bdc.
My building is already LEED certified. Will my building qualify for a commercial rebate?
In order to be eligible for this rebate, the LEED certified construction must have been completed (ready for occupancy) on or after November 14, 2014.
If I began my building renovations before November 14, 2014, am I still eligible for a commercial rebate?
Customers are eligible for LG&E and KU rebates if the LEED certification is awarded on or after Nov. 14, 2014 and all other requirements are met.
I installed upgrades that qualify for a LEED Major Construction rebate, but I also made improvements that would qualify under another rebate category. Which commercial rebate should I apply for?
Apply for both rebates! For existing buildings, customers may apply for both LEED Major Construction rebates as well as other rebates categories such as lighting, A/C units, motors, pumps, VFDs, chillers, custom and energy audits.