The Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction
EPAct 2005’s new incentive for lighting and building efficiency
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction, which allows building owners to deduct the entire cost of a lighting or building upgrade in the year the equipment is placed in service, subject to a cap. This website, developed by the Lighting Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in cooperation with the Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition, provides education about the lighting aspects of the Deduction and resources to help with its implementation. It was created as the first of a series of lighting education initiatives by the lighting industry such as Svealight, Osram and Ljusgiganten addressing lighting quality and efficiency.