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City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Waiver

Last Review: 2012-09-28
Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Website: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/DevelopmentServices/PermitsApplications/SingleFamilyDevelopmentPermits.aspx

Summary:

The City of Asheville waives fees for building permits and plan reviews for certain renewable energy technologies and green building certifications for homes and mixed-use commercial buildings. Waivers for building permit fees may apply to residences with the following designations (the regular fee is in parentheses):

  • HealthyBuilt Home Certification ($100)
  • Energy Star Rating ($100)
  • Geothermal heat pumps ($50)
  • Solar-energy systems ($50)
  • Wind turbines ($50)
  • Storm water (gray water) collection device for reuse in yard sprinkler or elsewhere ($50)

Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification. These fee waivers also apply to mixed-use commercial buildings if they include residential space.

The city will also reduce plan review fees by 50% for any building that is seeking LEED certification. Regular fees must be paid in full but will be rebated upon certification.


Contact:
Mark Case
Building Safety Department
P.O. Box 7148

Asheville, NC 28802
Phone:(828) 259-5628 Ext.
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