The City of Rock Island offers a variety of programs to assist both existing and new businesses wishing to undertake a sustainable improvement project, including:
Facade Improvement Program - A rebate of 75% of the costs of Energy Star rated products, green roofs, and other energy-efficient or environmentally sound materials for exterior improvements to an existing commercial property is available. Standard program rebates range from 25% to 50%.
Commercial / Industrial Revolving Loan Fund - The City’s low-interest loan fund will lend $15,000 per green job created for businesses whose primary product or service contributes to environmental or sustainable objectives.
Permit Fee Rebate - The City will rebate a portion of the building permit fee associated with the construction of a LEED-certified building.
Advanced Technology and Sustainability Consortium (ATSC) - ATSC is a City-sponsored group open to those having an interest in sustainability.
In addition to the above-listed programs, the MidAmerican Energy Company offers a number of programs to encourage energy efficiency in commercial and industrial properties.