Private Sector | 179D

Commercial Property Owners | 179D

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 05) created an incentive for commercial property owners to implement energy efficient systems into new and existing buildings. The 179D Tax Deduction is an Accelerated Depreciation allowing for property owners to fully deduct the expense of energy efficient systems in year one, subject to a cap. As a result in the downturn of the economy, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 extended the 179D incentive. 

Walker Reid Strategies specializes in providing commercial property owners with strategic tax advantages accelerating your ROI through this energy based tax deduction and accelerated depreciation method. All of our certification standards follow strict IRS guidelines and procedures, allowing you to fully take advantage of the federal tax incentives available.

The 179D Tax Deduction allows for:

  • Lighting: 30-60¢ per sq.ft.
  • HVAC: 60¢ per sq.ft.
  • Building Envelope: 60¢ per sq.ft.


Sample 179D Benefits

Building Size (sq.ft.) Categories Qualified Total Deduction Cash Value (@35% Tax Bracket)

1 $300,000










Energy Retrofits

With the phase out of T12 lamps and HVAC manufacturers increasing the production of high efficiency equipment, the retrofit market is quickly growing. The decision for property owners to retrofit entire systems becomes easier the quicker the investment returns. The combination of energy savings with tax incentives and rebates helps accelerate that return.

If any improvements have been completed or are proposed for your commercial property. Contact Us or complete our Complimentary Feasibility Form.

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