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9 ways to Own a Zero-Energy Home

A zero energy home (ZEH) aims to consume the same amount of energy it produces on site through renewable and sustainable methods. One such house may still sound like a futuristic concept, but the technology required to build it is already available on the market. Zero energy homes have already been constructed in many areas […]

7 Tips on Heating and Cooling Your Home

The green movement is beneficial both to the environment and to your wallet. There was a time when people did not worry about energy efficiency, but this is not the case today. Modern homeowners are well-informed and aware that eco-friendly homes result in lower heating and cooling bills. Implement the next 7 ideas to help […]

Why you should not overlook the 45L tax credit if you are planning to build a house

The 45L Tax Credit is a little-known tax little-known provides a significant source of capital for buildings, both for owner-occupied and rental units. It applies to residential housing, including apartments, condominiums single-family homes, student units or townhouses and it translates in up to $2000 in tax credit per unit, aiming to help increase the construction […]

Why Every Business Owner Should Know about 179D Tax Deductions

If you’re a building owner, architect, engineer or contractor, going green can save you some tax dollars. The federal government has an interest in encouraging the construction of energy-efficient buildings since buildings are some of the biggest consumers of energy around. Since 2006, the government has been using the tax code to incentivize efficient building […]

5 Benefits of Green Living

Have you considered switching your business practices to those that are congruent with the green living movement? Going green is a full swing for businesses. Not to mention it might seem like a tough and hard to take make the decision. But let’s get going a bit further into this and see how it might […]

How these 5 energy efficient homes save you money

Buying a home can be a costly and nerve-wracking task for most of us. You want to go for a home that saves you money over time and looks aesthetically attractive at the same time. A common misconception is that a beautiful home will be expensive and energy inefficient.However, this is not mandatory. See these 5 […]

Benefits of the 45L Tax Credit

The 45L tax credit has been available to eligible contractors since 2006. However, this energy-efficient incentive is still under-publicized and thus under-utilized among affordable housing developers, contractors, investors, and builders. The credit can deliver some significant benefits, including an increase in housing equity, a cost-offset for the purchase of energy-efficient building materials and an increased marketability […]

179D News – Tax Deduction Extended in 2016

News for the 179D Deduction in 2016 01/2016 –  “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” (PATH Act) has been passed by the House and Senate which was signed into law on December 18, 2015. The bill expanded the Section 179 deduction limit to $500,000. The Section 179 Deduction is finally permanent at the $500,000 level until further notice. […]

Common Questions about Federal Energy Tax Deduction

The Energy Efficient tax deduction IRS 179D has been one of the most important energy saving and environmentally friendly IRS rulings in a long time. The tax deduction is designed to ensure that commercial building owners who comply with the efficient energy requirements are rewarded for their hard work. Here is a list of some […]

3 Steps to Help Clients Understand Energy Tax Deductions

Section 179D represents an opportunity for commercial real estate owners to convert their property into a tool for tax deduction. This section of the IRS rules and regulations is aimed at encouraging energy efficient construction and improvements to commercial buildings and residential building of 4 stories or more. Now, while some clients may be content […]