179D Tax Benefit for an Architectural Firm

179D video case study
LocationSquare FootageTax Benefit
Colorado State University – Aspen Hall Student Housing66,392$19,505.60
Colorado State University – Indoor Practice Facility66,267$79,520.40
North Aztlan Community Center48,741$87,733.80
Total $286,759.80
“Thank you for preparing our EPAct certifications for the Aztlan Center, the Indoor Practice Facility, and Aspen Hall. I was very pleased with the thoroughness and quality presentation of the final product. In addition, I found the staff at Engineered Tax Services to be professional, patient and responsive during the entire process that was foreign to us. We felt strongly that we, as professionals, can have a large influence in the environmental impact of the facilities we design. We greatly appreciate your help in achieving these goals and have already begun to see the rewards of your efforts.” Michael L. Aller, AIA, LEED APAller Lingle Massey ArchitectsFt. Collins, Colorado

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.