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TowerPinkster Presents Michigan Veteran Homes with EPAct Refund of $59K for Energy Efficient Building Systems

TowerPinkster and MVH Staff hold a presentation check for $59,000 in front of the entrance to MVH at Grand Rapids

LANSING, Mich. — TowerPinkster, the architect-engineer on record for the construction of Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township (MVHCT), presented Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH) with an EPAct refund of $59,000 for implementing energy efficient measures into the design of the home. The refund comes from the Federal Energy Policy Act 179D (EPAct) program. 

“We designed MVHCT to be an energy-efficient building, leading to lower energy and water consumption which reduces operational costs and preserves capital,” said Mike Hassan, construction manager for MVH. “The refund we received will help us offset our construction expenses moving forward.”

The 179D commercial buildings energy efficiency tax deduction primarily enables building owners to claim a tax deduction for installing qualifying systems in buildings. It is available to owners of new or existing buildings who install (1) interior lighting; (2) a building envelope; or (3) heating, cooling, ventilation, or hot water systems that reduce the energy and power cost of the interior lighting, HVAC, and service hot water systems by 50% or more in comparison to a building meeting minimum requirements set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The 179D tax deduction has been in effect since January 1, 2006 and is now a permanent program enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 signed into law on December 27, 2020.

For more information on the EPAct, visit Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.