Environmental Sustainability

Incentives

There are incentives to make your business more environmentally friendly on a local, state, and federal level. 

On a federal level, you can explore the possibility of getting tax returns on electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles (https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml). 


Energy Savings

Duke Energy also outlines several ways in which you can save money in your home or business while helping the environment (https://www.duke-energy.com/business/products/smartsaver).


LEED Certification

You can also apply to have your building LEED certified (https://new.usgbc.org/leed), which has benefits that include a higher resale value and lower use of energy and water.