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Save up to Six Figures
with the 179D Deduction

Here are a few activities that qualify Contractors and Engineers for the deduction:

  • Creating technical speci­fications for the installation of energy efficient equipment;
  • Impacting HVAC equipment ultimately approved, installed, and reflected in ­final as-built documentation;
  • Renovating cooling towers including the installation of new chillers;
  • Creating design drawings of mechanical and/or interior lighting systems for both new construction and renovation projects; and
  • Creating technical specifications of mechanical and/or interior lighting systems for both new construction and renovation projects.


What is the 179D Tax Deduction and how does it work?

179D is a federal incentive intended to stimulate the U.S. economy by rewarding architecture, engineering, and contracting businesses with up to $1.80 per square foot for their work on government owned buildings. The deduction is allowed for both new construction and past projects going back to 2018.

Real Savings for Contractors and Engineers

The following are examples from a range of industries:

Total Deduction: $13MM

Project Types Include: K-12 Schools, City Housing, Higher Education, Libraries, Police Stations

Total Deduction: $2.7MM

Project types include: Nursing Schools, Higher Education, K-12 Schools, Hospitals, College Dormitories

Total Deduction: $2.8MM

Project Types Include: Fire Stations, Police Stations, K-12 Schools

The alliantgroup advantage

  • Risk-free, no-cost preliminary assessment.
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  • Highly skilled team of energy modelers who specialize in the three qualifying building systems.
  • Well established relationships with 8000+ government entities.

Who can claim 179D tax deduction?

Engineers, architects, designers who are responsible for energy-efficient designs or renovation of government building.

Contractors and builders who have increased the energy-efficiency of the government building under lighting, HVAC installations also qualify for the 179D tax deduction.

K-12 Schools
Military Bases
City Parks

Section 179D Update

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 made the Section 179D Energy Efficient Building Deduction permanent and gives business owners and government contractors a tax incentive for energy-efficient improvements to commercial and government buildings.

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