The §179D Deduction is Set to Expire at the End of 2020—Do Your Projects Qualify?

As the year enters its fourth quarter, an important deadline is looming for commercial building owners and designers seeking opportunities to minimize their tax burdens: the §179D deduction for energy-efficient buildings is currently due to expire on December 31, 2020. As one of the “tax extenders”—a group of temporary tax incentives that are only authorized [...]

By |2020-10-02T09:56:58-07:00October 2nd, 2020|179D, Architects and Engineers, Commercial Buildings|Comments Off on The §179D Deduction is Set to Expire at the End of 2020—Do Your Projects Qualify?

Engineering Firm Receives §179D Deduction of $1.80 Per Square Foot

A structural engineering firm was hired by the State of Washington to design three new schools, which totaled an estimated 281,558 square feet. The designs incorporated several energy efficiency measures in the lighting systems, HVAC systems, and the building envelope. These measures exceeded ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007, indicating that the buildings met the latest widely accepted [...]

By |2020-09-01T23:15:48-07:00September 1st, 2020|179D, Architects and Engineers, Case Studies|Comments Off on Engineering Firm Receives §179D Deduction of $1.80 Per Square Foot

Architecture Firm Receives §179D Tax Deduction of Over $160,000

An architecture firm in Connecticut was hired by a government entity to design an 89,693 square-foot elementary school. The design, which was completed in 2020, included several energy efficiency measures in the school’s lighting, HVAC systems, and the building envelope. These measures were found to exceed the standards of ASHRAE 90.1-2007 by over 50 percent, [...]

By |2020-07-24T01:53:41-07:00July 24th, 2020|179D, Architects and Engineers, Sustainability|Comments Off on Architecture Firm Receives §179D Tax Deduction of Over $160,000