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 […]

1 06, 2015

LEED Construction Helps the US Economy and the Environment

June 1st, 2015|alliant group|

The US building industry is reshaping Kermit the Frog’s lament, “It’s not easy being green.”
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization that is working to transform the building landscape for environmental and economic opportunity. One of the […]

15 05, 2015

How Architects Grow the American Economy

May 15th, 2015|alliant group|

21 04, 2015

HNA Engineering’s 179D Deduction “Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time.”

April 21st, 2015|alliant group|

Josh Holtgrewe was hoping to squeeze a little extra money out of his 2014 tax return when he learned that his MEP firm, HNA  Engineering, PLLC,  was a great candidate to receive  the 179D tax deduction. “After doing a little […]

3 03, 2015

179D Helps South Dakota Contractor Reinvest

March 3rd, 2015|alliant group|

In 2014, alliantgroup had the pleasure of helping Electric Construction Company claim the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction known as 179D for its 2011 and 2012 work on a school, a post office, a courthouse and a city hall.

Electric Construction […]

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 […]