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 dollar for dollar match of 75% of the total project costs (up to the maximum match of $7,500) 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.
(see Facade Improvement Program for application & further program guidelines)
Permit Fee Rebate - The City will rebate a portion of the building permit fee associated with the construction of a LEED-certified building.
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.