Government Resources

When building a sustainable future, government agencies are incredible resources that are there to be taken advantage of. This page provides links to government grants, incentives, toolkits, and other programs that help facilitate green building projects. More resources for this category are located in the Government Resources Blog category page:

Online Toolkits for Governments

Climate Action and the Inflation Reduction Act: A Guide for Local Government Leaders, a guidebook created by C40 & Climate Mayors, provides critical guidance for mayors, city staff, and local leaders to help ensure every dollar available through the Inflation Reduction Act can be put to use in building more resilient and sustainable communities. 

Zero Energy Project: All Cities with Climate Action Plans

Burlington Electric Climate Action Plan – A resource broken down by the energy use sector and the opportunities to save energy in each.

Examples of Incentives for Green Building

DSIRE Database – A database of all energy-related financial incentives in the country.

Grant Opportunities in North Carolina – Opportunities for grant funding related to energy.

Other Governmental Agencies and Programs

NC State Energy Office – NC’s lead agency for energy programs and services and serves as the official source for energy information and assistance

Energy Star – Government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency

US DOE – US Department of Energy

US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy – US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewables Department