179D Energy Efficient Tax Deduction

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179D is a tax incentive that is available for newly constructed or renovated buildings that have installed energy-saving elements. This tax deduction provides tax-saving benefits for commercial building owners, as well as architectural and design firms that have worked on government projects.

Originally passed under the 2005 Energy Policy, the 179D tax provision allows a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for both new and existing buildings. 


Interior of futuristic modern office building
We are excited to announce that after years of legislation

179D & 45L have been extended


Interior & Parking Garages

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.


Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Hot Water

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.

Building Envelope

Envelope Systems, Windows, Doors, Roofs and Insulation

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.

80,000 X $1.80 = $144,000​

How Do You Qualify Based on Your Industry?

The 179D Tax Deduction is for Architects, Engineering Firms, Commercial Building Owners, and Construction Firms. This deduction is especially profitable for renovation projects, usually performed by these professional teams.

Qualifying Energy-Savings Are All Around You

It can be difficult to figure out which energy efficiency improvements qualify for this deduction. National Tax Group makes it easy with an in-depth study of your project and how it qualifies. 

As a starting point, here are a few examples of qualifying elements:

  • Hot water systems
  • Building envelope systems
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Interior lighting systems
  • Insulation in ceilings, walls, floors, and roofs
  • Lighting sensor and controls

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