ENR-179DThe realities of American politics have not led to much bipartisan agreement lately, but according to alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives, Andy Gerstenhaber, and alliantgroup National Managing Director, Dean Zerbe, there is one key area of agreement between the parties—the economic importance of energy-efficient design and engineering. Specifically, at the end of last year, Congress extended the section 179D tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings, a major energy incentive for engineers and other types of designers and builders for their work on government-owned buildings.

In their piece for ENRHow Energy-Efficient Building Deductions Can Save Money for Contractors and Designers,” Gerstenhaber and Zerbe review the qualifications for 179D and how companies in the architecture, engineering and construction industries can claim this valuable deduction for the energy-saving enhancements made to new buildings (or for renovations made to older ones).

Contact us today for more information on 179D and the implications of the deduction’s extension for U.S. businesses.