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Published on May 27th, 2008 | by Low Impact Living


Low Impact Living: Great New Resource for Green Rebates, Tax Incentives

Dollar sign with Earth and waterEditor’s note: This short post from our friends at Low Impact Living points you to a (literal) gold mine of information on incentives for greening your home. Check it out: that energy-efficient upgrade to your home may be even less expensive than you imagined. This post was originally published on Monday, May 19th, 2008.

We want to let you know about an excellent new resource available to you– This site has created a very comprehensive database of green rebates, tax incentives and free offers across the US.

Their zip-code guided search allows you to find incentives and deals related to energy-efficient appliances and lighting, solar power, hybrid and alt-fuel vehicles, and more. The database includes federal, state and local incentives. Just put in your zip code and prepare to go green and save money.

Here are some examples of the jewels you’ll find:

  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will give you $250 (!) back on the purchase of an Energy Star clothes washer.
  • The State of Illinois will give buyers of hybrid cars a $1000 rebate.
  • Austin Energy in Texas will give customers up to 20% of the cost of certain improvements (insulation, weatherization, appliance swaps) up to $1575. And they offer bonus incentives up to $650 for making multiple improvements. is an excellent tool that we will be using often here at Low Impact Living!

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Low Impact Living™ is a way of life. We believe you want to lessen the load you put on the earth. You want to reduce global warming. You want to recycle. You want to do what's best for the environment, but often you don't know where to start. And you don't know what impact your efforts will have, or how much they will cost. At Low Impact Living, we want to help you lower the environmental impact of your home and your daily life. To do that, we help you find the best green products, practices and service providers to help you achieve your environmental goals. And we will also help you understand the environmental benefits and economic trade-offs of your choices. Our primary goal is to make the path from inspiration to implementation as short and as smooth as possible. Only by taking action will we collectively reduce the damage to our planet and ecosystems. Visit us at

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