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Federal Tax Deductions for Energy Efficient Buildings

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings with qualifying roofing systems placed in service the following year. This Act has expired, been reinstated and then extended several times, and currently in effect until December 31, 2016 with the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015.

For projects placed in service after December 31, 2015, business taxpayers can receive a deduction equal to the cost of energy-efficient property installed during construction, up to $1.80 psf, for commercial buildings reducing annual energy consumption by 50 percent compared to minimum requirements set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. ASHRAE recognizes thermal insulation and reflective roofing as the two roofing technologies pertinent to this requirement. Visit the Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition for all the latest details on this provision and/or DSIRE's page on the tax deduction. Both pages are updated as necessary.


Cool Roofing Codes,
Programs and Standards

Vinyl roof surfaces, also known as PVC membrane roofing,
can improve the energy efficiency of buildings while positively impacting the quality of the urban environment.
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Additional Reading

Review case studies, white papers & other authoritative background materials on PVC membrane roofing.
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Tested, Trusted Every Day – Environmental Profile: Vinyl Roofing Membranes

This brochure presents the most recent and reliable scientific data, complete with references, in response to questions about the health and safety of PVC membrane roofing...

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The Facts on PVC and the Environment

This presentation provides a detailed environmental overview of both the material vinyl and vinyl membrane roofing...

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  • Cool Roof Resource Center

    Scientifically backed information on the benefits of cool roofs.

  • Rebates & Incentives

    The U.S. Department of Energy provides funding to states to design and implement their own energy efficiency programs.
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    Tax Deductions

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a tax deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings with qualifying systems.
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    Energy Savings

    Simple web-based tools can help assign an estimated value on the annual energy savings that can accrue during the life of different kinds of roofs.
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