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.
16 04, 2014

How the US Gov incentivises builders and designers to think bigger and greener

April 16th, 2014|alliant group|

Originally posted on April 16, 2014
American construction companies may have a unique set of tax headaches, but for those companies committed to green building and R&D, the federal government offers some substantial rewards

Coming out of tax season, most companies in […]

19 08, 2013

179D Tax Break for Energy Efficient Buildings — Update

August 19th, 2013|alliant group|

Originally posted on Aug 19, 2013

I want to update readers — especially architects, engineers and contractors working on federal, state or local government contracts– on a little-known big tax break that is available now and that can put sometimes hundreds […]

5 05, 2013

Engineering Inc: Save Energy, Save Electricity, Save Money

May 5th, 2013|alliant group|

Originally posted in Engineering Inc, May 2013

Today, many engineering firms are recognizing the need for energy efficient building, and as a result, taking a “green” approach to their designs. With nearly 50 percent of all energy consumed in the U.S. […]

1 05, 2013

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

May 1st, 2013|alliant group|

The underutilized 179D tax deduction can benefit your design-build projects.

Written by: Dean Zerbe
Published: May 1, 2013

For anyone who has relocated to a new office building or high-rise apartment, one of the most frustrating experiences is lugging furniture up flights of […]

3 03, 2013

Doing More With Less: The Power of the Energy-Efficient Building Incentive

March 3rd, 2013|alliant group|

alliantgroup published in Modern Contractor Solutions. Doing More With Less: The Power of the Energy-Efficient Building Incentive.


Doing more at a lower cost and with fewer resources is every business person’s challenge. When it comes to energy efficient building, not only […]