179D Energy Tax Benefits for Public Schools

$3,422,924.84 in Total Realized Tax Savings

Location Square Footage Tax Benefit
High School: Cedar Creek, TX 262,134 $504,406.26
High School: San Marcos, TX 343,037 $370,479.96
High School: Indianapolis 455,018 $546,021.60
High School: Modesto, CA 275,939 $458,053.80
High School: Greer, SC 278,111 $500,599.80
High School: Santa Ana, CA 320,462 $415,087.70
High School: Trussville, AL 361,078 $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.

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