Expending Energy

06/14/2011

Once identified, tax breaks and utility rebates offer apartment operators decent incentives to engage in energy-efficiency projects.Adelaide Grady can point to one of the best green investments multifamily money can buy: For $6.35 at any big box retailer, you can get a tube of acrylic latex caulk and a caulk gun that can immediately begin … Read More

Obama’s Plan to Win the Future….

05/27/2011

The White House / Office of Media AffairsPresident Obama’s Plan to Win the Future by Making American Businesses More Energy Efficient through the “Better Buildings Initiative”In his State of the Union, President Obama laid out his vision for winning the future by investing in innovative clean energy technologies and doubling the share of electricity from … Read More

Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4853) Overview

01/10/2011

Summary of H.R. 4853 Benefits 100% Bonus Depreciation & Extension of 50% Bonus– Temporary 100% bonus depreciation deduction for qualifying property placed in service between 9/9/10 and 12/31/11. 50% Bonus Depreciation provisions have also been extended through the end of 2012 (2013 for certain property).   15-Year Life for Qualified Real Property – 2-year extension … Read More

State, Local and Federal Incentives for Green Buildings

07/19/2010

The wide array of tax and financial incentives for eco-minded construction and improvements have developers, architects and designers seeing green. Federal, state and local governments have created and extended over 2,000 financial incentive programs to reward energy efficiency and the use of alternative energy in the design, construction, and improvement of buildings and homes. To … Read More

Tax Incentives for Green Building Construction

02/26/2010

Several lucrative federal tax incentives have been extended and enhanced for energy efficient design, construction, and improvement of buildings and homes. Companies that developed properties without necessarily trying to “go green” are often pleasantly surprised to discover that they qualify for these credits and deductions. The types of taxpayers that are likely to benefit from … Read More

Green Incentives: Rewarding the Environment—and Your Bottom Line

11/11/2009

The federal tax incentives for going green have grown steadily over the past five years, yet many businesses fail to pursue them, leaving many tax credits and deductions on the table. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 introduced and renewed numerous energy tax breaks … Read More