179D Energy Tax Benefits for Public Schools

LocationSquare FootageTax Benefit
High School: Cedar Creek, TX262,134$504,406.26
High School: San Marcos, TX343,037$370,479.96
High School: Indianapolis455,018$546,021.60
High School: Modesto, CA275,939$458,053.80
High School: Greer, SC278,111$500,599.80
High School: Santa Ana, CA320,462$415,087.70
High School: Trussville, AL361,078$628,275.72
Total Building Cost $3,422,924.84

All benefits granted to the designer and their architectural firm 


179D Energy Policy Act

The 179D energy certification calculates the tax deduction achieved from the installation of energy-efficient assets, including HVAC, building envelope, and lighting. The building may qualify for up to $1.80 per square foot ($0.60 per square foot for each system); however, partial deductions are allowed for lighting.  The 179D energy deduction is available for newly constructed or energy renovated commercial buildings as well as apartment buildings 4 stories or more. Commercial property owners who pay taxes can claim the benefit with the exception of government-owned buildings where the tax deduction may be allocated to the designer. In order to qualify for these deductions, an analysis of your energy savings is required by a qualified firm like Engineered Tax Services. The savings are significant can additional tax benefits are often identified through the engineering process.  Contact ETS for more information.