by Justin GephartSeptember 2, 2021

Client Snapshot

  • Building Type

    Elementary School

  • Location


  • Study


  • Project Objective

    Tax Deduction Eligibility


Approach & Results

An engineering firm specializing in the design of elementary schools recently contacted McGuire Sponsel to confirm eligibility for the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, commonly known as 179D, on a recently built 99,000 square foot school.

Our team determined the client was the primary design function for the building envelope, lighting, and HVAC systems. After obtaining the allocation letter from the school district allowing the engineering firm to claim the deduction, our team performed a tour of the facility and finalized the energy modeling. The result was a benefit of $53,477 based on a 30% tax rate.

  • $53,477

    First Tax Year Benefit