Federal Tax Credits and Rebates
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 40% of total landfill waste comes from construction and demolition debris - one quarter of which is generated by roofing materials!
You could qualify for significant federal tax credits or rebates simply by choosing "Green" building material like our white roofing and foam systems. They meet ENERGY STAR requirements and several can be applied over existing roofing systems – saving you the cost of tear-off and keeping all that roofing material out of the landfill.
Find out more about the benefits of our smart, durable, “Green” roofing systems.
Energy Use and Performance Measurement Tools
The Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories have developed a tool for calculating the energy saving potential of cool roofs. Check out the Commercial Roof Savings Calculator to find out how much you can save with an energy efficient roofing system from Empire Roof Coatings.
On the federal government's Energy Star Website there is an online tool, called Target Finder, which enables architects and building owners to receive an EPA energy performance score for building projects still in the design stage.
This DSIRE summary table provides a snapshot of government and utility financial incentives that promote energy efficiency in the United States. It also helps you quickly compare the number and types of incentives in each state.
Find state and local Energy Efficiency Programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The US Department of Energy website provides information about the tax deductions available for improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings, as well as links to qualified software available for calculating these savings.
Learn even more through this Energy Star article: "Reflective Roofs Return Multiple Dividends".