Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Sustainable Development in Illinois, 2015

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) includes points for projects that meet or exceed green initiative standards.

Projects whose architectural design and construction meet or exceed green initiative standards, evidenced through submission of the Scoring - Green Initiatives Certification can earn up to 3 points as follows:

  • 1 point - EPA Energy Star certification; 
  • 2 points - EPA Energy Star certification and EPA Indoor air PLUS certification; 
  • 3 points - a sustainable building certification from U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification, Enterprise Green Communities certification or ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification including compliance with Section 704.6.2, third part testing.
Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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