About Rizwan Virani

Rizwan Virani is a Senior Managing Director in alliantgroup’s Houston national office and is the leader of the firm’s Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (179D) Team. As the creator of the firm’s Industry Specialization Program, Rizwan specializes in a number of fields, including architecture, engineering, construction, power and energy, software and technology, manufacturing and aerospace. As head of the 179D program, Rizwan leverages his knowledge of the design-build industries to help eligible businesses take advantage of energy efficient tax incentives.
19 02, 2016

Business Green: Global Green Building Sector Tipped to Double in Just Two Years

February 19th, 2016|alliant group|

According to a recent article by James Murray of Business Green, a new report backed by both the World Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council estimates that the demand for green certified buildings will continue to soar, […]

13 11, 2015

Energy Manager Today: Green Building Boom Pumping Billions into U.S. Economy

November 13th, 2015|alliant group|

According to a recent article by Ellen Bell of Energy Manager Today, “Green Building Boom Is Pumping Billions into US Economy, Retrofits Are Fueling Trend,” the green building sector has become one of the most vibrate sectors of the American […]

25 09, 2015

alliantgroup’s State of the Art epFace Software Featured in Engineered Systems

September 25th, 2015|alliant group|

Three months after formally releasing its new proprietary software interface, epFace, alliantgroup and its state of the art software were featured in the September 2015 edition of Engineered Systems in the publication’s “Software & Apps” section.

Designed by alliantgroup’s in-house engineers, […]

15 05, 2015

How Architects Grow the American Economy

May 15th, 2015|alliant group|

12 02, 2015

179D: Working with our Clients’ Clients

February 12th, 2015|alliant group|

In the past several years, Congress and recent administrations have placed a huge emphasis on green building initiatives. In order to counter problems that we are facing in energy, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that created a […]

3 02, 2015

Strengthening American Business with Tax Savings from 179D

February 3rd, 2015|alliant group|

As the official sponsor of American Innovation and Job Creation, alliantgroup has the pleasure of working with a variety of AEC industry clients on their 179D Tax Deduction Studies. The results of these studies are as diverse as our […]

6 01, 2015

179D: Extended for 2014

January 6th, 2015|alliant group|

Happy New Year! And there is excellent news to share. On Friday, December 19, 2014, President Barrack Obama signed H.R. 5771 (The Tax Increase Prevention Act), which extended the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (among nearly fifty other […]

8 12, 2014

179D: Qualification and Eligibility

December 8th, 2014|alliant group|

The underlying intent behind §179D was two-fold. First and foremost, §179D intended to further America’s energy independence by reducing our energy consumption in the area of greatest need, commercial buildings. Second, §179D also sought to bolster the AEC (Architecture, Engineering […]

17 11, 2014

179D: Background and History

November 17th, 2014|alliant group|

On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which included many energy policy provisions and initiatives focused on reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing our Nation’s energy independence. Many of the initiatives […]

28 05, 2014

Section 179D: Best Tax Provision You’ve Never Heard of

May 28th, 2014|alliant group|

Read alliantgroup’s Jim Ramstad and Rick Lazio’s 179D article posted May 28 2014:
A tax provision with bipartisan support that creates jobs, strengthens energy independence, encourages innovation and reduces the burden on taxpayers—in short, as close to a wonder provision as […]