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Incentives for Commercial Activities

Incentives for Commercial Buildings and Construction of Efficient New Homes 

Incentives are available for improving the energy efficiency of existing commercial buildings.

Federal tax credits

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - grants and loans

Energy Project Assessment Districts (EPAD)- your community can provide low cost financing through the creation of an EPAD ordinance to finance energy efficiency improvements. To date the following communities have passed EPAD ordinances: Bowling Green, Covington, Bellevue, Frankfort, Greensburg, Greenville, Owensboro, and Louisville. What is EPAD? Download the materials below to learn more.


  • Contact your local gas or electric utility to see what efficiency incentives they may offer.


  • Financing Navigator- If you are looking for capital for energy efficiency projects, there are a range of options to consider. Check out the US DOE Financing Navigator to explore alternative options. Many of these are available in Kentucky and described elsewhere on this website.
  • MACED Energy Efficient Enterprise Loan Program: Loans for small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, schools and municipalities to improve energy efficiency.