How to Deduct $1.80 Per Square Foot When You Build or Retrofit a Building

The IRS wants to give you up to $1.80 for every square foot in your commercial or apartment building if it meets their energy efficiency standards. That’s right, up to $1.80 per square foot.

Under Section 179D of the federal tax code, owners of commercial or multifamily residential buildings that meet specific energy efficiency standards qualify for an “energy efficient building” tax deduction.

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About the Author Jeff Glass

Jeff helps real estate owners increase their cash flow. He started his career as a Financial Analyst with the Irvine Company, and worked in various management/executive positions in the mortgage industry for many years. He's been a Cost Segregation consultant for several years and is considered one of the industry's top experts in TPRs. As Director of Business Development for Bedford Cost Segregation, Jeff helps his clients increase cash flow by accelerating their depreciation deductions, and by writing off assets that no longer need to be depreciated under recently changed tax rules. Jeff has a B.S. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from UC Berkeley.