Cooling tax rebate program
Sustainable home cooling interventions like ceiling fans and window attachments can reduce indoor temperatures.
Establish an income tax rebate program for home cooling improvements.
Considerations for Use
To ensure programs are accessible to the greatest share of residents, programs should be designed to include renters and homeowners as well as those who do not earn traditional incomes.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:IncentiveFinancial and non-financial incentives to encourage stakeholders to implement heat risk reduction and preparedness solutions, including rebates, tax credits, expedited permitting, development/zoning bonuses, and more.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.
Target Beneficiaries:Property owners
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number and location of participating properties
Intervention Scale:City, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Property owners and managers
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Save on utilities