45L – Earn Home Credits for Being Energy Efficient

A Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency

45L can be claimed by “Eligible Contractors” recognized by the IRS as any Trust, Estate, Partnership, Company, or Corporation that was in charge at the time of construction. 

This lucrative policy was extended through 2020, which means businesses who qualify have the opportunity to go back and save for 2018 & 2019!


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Cost Segregation provides massive tax perks to property owners. Start the process with a free assessment today.

Energy Efficient Features Include:

Windows & Doors

  • Double or triple pane windows
  • Insulated exterior doors

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.


  • Wall insulation R-13+
  • Roof insulation R-38+

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.


  • Air conditioning with 13+ SEER rating
  • 80% gas furnaces

.60¢ Per Sq. Ft.

If your residential property is currently under construction or has recently undergone renovations to meet energy efficiency?

Building Under Construction

The 45L Tax Credit rewards eligible contractors for installing energy-saving elements to newly constructed single-family homes and low-rise residential buildings in an effort to reduce energy and power costs. The ideal candidates are Homebuilders and Multifamily Developers.

Our team of in-house experts will work with you to obtain up to $2,000 in tax credits for each dwelling unit that qualifies. 


Structures that Qualify:

The 45L is a great incentive for owners of residential properties. It can be especially lucrative for qualifying apartment or condominium buildings because each dwelling unit is eligible for separate credits.

  • Apartment buildings
  • Assisted living housing
  • Affordable housing (LIHTC)
  • Production home developments
  • Residential condominiums
  • Substantial reconstruction or rehabilitation
  • Student housing

Structure Qualifications:

  • Three stories or lower
  • Completed after August 8th, 2005
  • Substantial renovation and rehabilitation after August 8th, 2005
  • Sold or leased during the same tax year the credit is claimed
  • 50% reduction in energy and power costs
  • 10% or more of the energy associated with heating & cooling must come from building envelope elements 
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Claim Your Credit Before You Break Ground

We will work with you from the beginning of the construction process to make sure all energy- saving threshold requirements are met, and that the proper paperwork is collected.

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