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 […]

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 […]