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Federal Tax Incentives: Building Green Can Lead to Gold


Product Code - TMAU54
Speaker(s): Matthew Rader, John Connell
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Companies that build, own or lease commercial buildings, and have installed or retrofitted property to be more energy efficient, may be eligible to deduct all or part of the costs associated with the installation or retrofit.

Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code created a federal tax deduction that functions just like a credit. The IRS-issued guidance allows a tax deduction for certain energy-efficient features in commercial buildings. Section 179D provides a deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for the installation of systems that reduce the total energy and power costs by 50 percent or more.

This live webinar will educate listeners on:

• Who qualifies
• What qualifies – not just solar and geothermal heat and power products
• Tax credits and which energy property relates to §179D
• What steps are necessary in order to qualify
• How §179D relates to LEED
• Case studies

Matthew Rader, John Connell

Matthew Rader, LEED AP, is SourceCorp’s Director of Cost Segregation Services and §179D Green Building Tax Deduction Certification. He lectures on §179D, Cost Segregation and other tax issues for chapters of the American Society of CPAs, Certified Financial Planners, and local CPA chapters as well as specific industry associations. Rader worked for both Arthur Andersen and KPMG before joining SourceCorp. His educational and work background also includes Construction Science, and he holds a B.S. degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M. Rader is a published author with articles in major periodicals.

John Connell, PE, LEED AP, is a Consultant in Cost Segregation and Green Building 179D. Connell has more than 15 years’ experience in appraisal, cost estimating, engineering, and project management and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 15 states.

Prior to cost segregation, Connell’s background was in construction project management, engineering, and real property appraisal. As a project engineer, Connell completed numerous facility projects for the South Carolina State Ports Authority, Medical University of South Carolina and the United States Air Force.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.