Watch the recording of our webinar covering section 179D, one of the biggest tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, providing a savings of up to $5.00 per square foot for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings.

November 16, 2023 · Webinar


0:00 – Welcome and introductions

7:07 – Overview of Section 179D

13:17 – How to Qualify for 179D

22:56 – Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements

27:43 – Energy Efficiency Requirements / ASHRAE Standards

34:12 – Energy Modeling Explained

37:26 – Documentation Required: How to Claim 179D Deduction

41:54 – Case Examples

48:34 – Q&A

This Regenerative Shift Inflation Reduction Act series webinar focuses on Section 179D, the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, and how your business, non-profit, church, university, or government project can benefit.


Billy Austin, Principal, Shultz Engineering – Billy is one of the most accomplished mechanical engineers in the United States and is currently the Vice President of ASHRAE. Additionally, as an ASHRAE Fellow, he brings extensive experience in energy modeling and energy codes.

Randy Lucas, Principal Consultant, Lucas Tax + Energy Consultants – Randy has been helping businesses navigate Section 179D since 2009 as part of his work with Lucas T+E. He is a North Carolina licensed CPA and has over 25 years of industry experience.

Caleb Quaid, President, Regenerative Shift – Caleb is a LEED BD+C with over 18 years of professional experience. He provides holistic environmental consulting around the Inflation Reduction Act, energy efficiency, and regenerative solutions.