27 Sep '12, 8pm

Bill to Spur Use of Building Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction Introduced: Legislation would reportedly create t...

Legislation recently introduced by Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) — joined by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) as co-sponsors — would reportedly create thousands of U.S. construction and manufacturing jobs by spurring energy efficient retrofits of commercial and multifamily buildings, according to an industry-conservation alliance that includes The Real Estate Roundtable, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The “Commercial Building Modernization Act” (S. 3591) would extend and improve the existing federal tax deduction (Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code) by leveraging vast sums of private sector investment for technology-neutral, performance-based retrofits. Although the deduction has been available for years (enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005), it ...

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