SZD Environmental Update: City of Columbus offers $2 million in green incentives


Last week, Mayor Michael Coleman announced new incentive opportunities to help Columbus ‘get green’ through brownfield redevelopment, sustainable construction and energy efficiency.

Businesses and non-profits within the City of Columbus are encouraged to vie for a slice of $2 million in grants and loans through the Green Columbus Fund and Green Switch Loan Fund. The Green Columbus Fund allows for grants of up to $200,000 to reimburse the costs of brownfield site acquisition, environmental assessments or LEED certification. The Green Switch Loan Fund offers low-interest loans, also up to $200,000, for energy efficiency construction and renovation projects and the reduction of energy use and emissions.

Applicants must meet certain criteria to qualify. Schottenstein Zox & Dunn (SZD) has extensive experience working with clients to find and apply for incentive funding for brownfield redevelopment and has facilitated more successful Clean Ohio grant projects than any other law firm in the state. In collaboration with our environmental, construction, energy, public law and real estate practices – and three LEED-certified attorneys – SZD provides legally sound and cost-effective sustainable development strategies and green funding assistance.

To discuss incentive opportunities or for more information about SZD’s brownfield and sustainable development services, please contact Joseph Reidy at 614.462.2207 or

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