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Increasing Energy Efficiency for Ellis Mechanical with 179D Tax Deductions

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Section 179D Overview

Section 179D, also known as the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Property (EECBP) Tax Deduction, was enacted to encourage commercial building owners and primary designers to implement energy-efficient building components in newly constructed or existing commercial and government buildings. Section 179D enables commercial building owners to claim a tax deduction of up to $5 per square foot for improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. To qualify, a building must meet or exceed key energy reduction requirements and ASHRAE standards.

Buildings that are owned by non-tax-paying entities can allocate their 179D deduction to the taxpaying primary designer for the energy-efficient components of the building. This allocation is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Intro to the Client

Ellis Mechanical, Inc, is a mechanical and electrical contractor based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They provide new installation, repair, replacement and preventive maintenance of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services throughout central Indiana since 1988 with a focus on commercial, institutional, and industrial projects.

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Ayming USA’s expert team

Ayming USA’s delivery team consists of 179D experts that evaluated the energy efficiency of Ellis Mechanical’s buildings and provided a detailed analysis of the potential tax savings. Following the technical and financial kick off, Ayming interviewed Ellis Mechanical’s technical team to assess all previous and current projects to identify qualified components for the 179D claim. With the financial part of the claim completed, Ayming delivered the final report for Ellis Mechanical to sign off and submit to the IRS.

“Ayming is a professional, knowledgeable team who explained the 179D process thoroughly, and their communication was exceptional throughout the entire study. Their expert team is very accessible and did their job with minimal imposition on our valuable time, and provided timely results. Overall, we are extremely satisfied with Ayming from start to finish on their work for our 179D study.”

Tim Brabender, President


Results & Innovation

Ayming performed a 179D Tax Deduction study for the 2023 tax year for three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools school district which resulted in nearly $1 million in tax deductions!

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Ellis Mechanical, Inc.

Providing new installation, repair, replacement and preventive maintenance of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems to the commercial, institutional and industrial markets in Central Indiana.
Founded in 1988