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About Linda McCluskey

Linda McCluskey is the alliantgroup Director of Energy Credits and Incentives. In addition, she is a published author of numerous articles as well as a sought after speaker on topics relating to energy incentives. Linda has been instrumental in helping hundreds of architecture, engineering, and contracting firms claim valuable energy deductions that help them remain competitive and continue to improve the built environment.
12 05, 2016

Calculating 179D’s Value, One Square Foot at a Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 12th, 2016|alliant group, Uncategorized|

Eligible contractors of government buildings such as schools, town halls, police/fire stations, and many more, can arrange to receive the 179D tax deduction that is directly proportional to their energy-reducing contributions, one square foot at a time. The energy yield calculation […]

19 02, 2016

179D Solves Daylighting Dilemma in Pre-Millennial Buildings

February 19th, 2016|alliant group|

Most structures built in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s are entirely reliant on electric lighting. It’s all thanks to some style choices and architecture trends of those eras that underestimated the value of natural sunlight and the surging energy […]

5 10, 2015

Gloomy Public Infrastructures and Office Culture Interfering With Human Need for Daylight

October 5th, 2015|alliant group|

Human potential, real estate value, and shopping trends all associated with exposure to natural light.

All humans have an innate need to be in contact with nature. The U.S Department of Energy released research back in 2003 to support this, calling […]

3 09, 2015

2 Tax Secrets That Are Helping the Construction Industry Rebound

September 3rd, 2015|alliant group|

The construction industry is rebounding fast, and as contractors regain their post-recession footing, many are realizing that  the everyday business activities of a growing company and/or energy-efficient design-build services might be their fast pass to a full recovery.

Rewards for Innovation

The […]

2 07, 2015

Eight Enchanting LEED-Certified Buildings in the U.S.

July 2nd, 2015|alliant group|

When a building is LEED-certified, it demonstrates the commitment of the owners to a standard of energy efficiency that helps to keep our country moving toward a more green and sustainable future. There can be tax benefits to energy efficiency […]

30 06, 2015

Why LEED and ASHRAE Standards Give Buildings a Head Start on Powerful Tax Savings

June 30th, 2015|alliant group|

Do you know the difference between LEED certification and ASHRAE standards?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) are two organizations leading the rating systems and standards for energy-efficient buildings.

While […]

22 06, 2015

U.S. Businesses Missing Out on Commercial Energy Incentives

June 22nd, 2015|alliant group|

Why are Americans so slow to trust cost-efficient, energy saving technology and the tax incentives that reward them?

Some startling facts about missed opportunities regarding global energy-saving efforts were uncovered in a recent online article, Green Around the Edges, published by […]

22 06, 2015

“The Bottom Line of Green Is Black” – Rob Watson

June 22nd, 2015|alliant group|

How the “Father of LEED” got his start and his vision of the future.
Rob Watson is considered the “father of LEED.” In the 1990s, Watson created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for the U.S. Green […]

18 06, 2015

Healthy Kids Make Happy Dads This Father’s Day

June 18th, 2015|alliant group|

How Green Building and LEED Impact Your Kids’ Health

With Father’s Day quickly approaching (remember, it’s this Sunday, June 21!), we’d like to talk to you about how Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) can affect kids. We all know […]

12 06, 2015

LEEDing Up to Today – A Short History of LEED

June 12th, 2015|alliant group|

alliantgroup is dedicating the month of June to commemorating the achievements and global impact of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the wonderful value that LEED’s history brings to the AEC community.

Environmentalists Spark the Movement

In the late […]