LEED Grant Program

Learn about the review and updates being made to the Hamilton ERASE and Hamilton LEEDing the Way Community Improvement Plans

The City is holding a public open house to present, explain and request your feedback related to proposed updates.

Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Location: Evergreen Community Storefront
294 James Street North, Hamilton

4 to 4:30 pm - Opening remarks
4:30 to 5 pm - Presentation of proposed updates
5 to 5:30 pm - Feedback
5:30 to 6 pm - Discusssion and wrap up

If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this program, please contact Meredith Plant. Advance requirements are highly encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.

Staff Contacts:

Judy Lam
Manager Urban Renewal
Phone: Ext. 4178

Edward John
Senior Project Manager
Phone: Ext. 2359

Meredith Plant
Senior Landscape Architect
Phone: Ext. 1219

LEED Staff Contact:
Brian Morris
Business Development Consultant
Phone: Ext. 5602

The LEED grant program provides an economic way for sustainable building and sustainable land development practices located within our LEEDING the Way Community Improvement Project Area.

The purpose of the grant program is for the City of Hamilton to share, the incremental construction cost, consultation, energy modelling and certification fees with the applicant to achieve LEED certification.

Program details

The Canadian Green Building Council calculates grants on the basis of the rating of official certification under the LEED rating system. The program authorizes for each approved grant application a five year grant, the amount of which is subject to Council approval, in an amount not exceeding the increase in municipal realty taxes as a direct result of the development or redevelopment of land and/or building. The grant which may be approved by Council will be an amount which does not exceed 75% of the municipal realty tax increase during the term of the grant.

For purposes of determining the eligible amount of the increase in municipal realty taxes, special charges will be excluded from the calculation. The grant would reduce the effect of an increase in municipal (City portion only) realty taxes attributable to the differential between the pre-development assessment and the post-development assessment. The approved grant is assignable. The grant program may be applied for with other incentive programs that the City of Hamilton offers except for other Tax Incremental Financing programs.

How to apply

  1. Review thefull program description, including program terms. (PDF, 179 KB)
  2. Complete the LEED Grant Program Application Form (PDF, 91 KB) and submit in person or by mail to:

    City of Hamilton
    71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
    Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5
    Attention: Brian Morris
  3. You will need to pay the $824.90 administration fee when you submit your application.