Energy efficiencies, renewables, and decarbonization can translate into significant cashflow and funding savings.

A trusted advisor can help you benefit from energy efficiency and renewable credits and deductions, including Energy Efficiency Deduction (Section 179D), Residential Home Credit (Section 45L), and Clean Energy Investment Tax Credit (Section 48).

Eide Bailly is the number one accounting firm offering energy efficiency and renewable credits and deductions services. Our team includes professional engineers, energy modelers, and HERS raters, all in-house, to help you maximize energy efficient incentives.

We have worked with hundreds of clients, helping to achieve maximum benefit and equating to millions of dollars saved.

Here are just a few examples of ways we’ve helped clients:

  • We worked with a townhome complex owner to obtain the 45L credit. The complex was comprised of 56 units and included energy-efficient mechanical systems and building envelopes. By gathering the necessary information and completing the certification, the client received over $104,000 in credits on their current-year tax return; the maximum credit allowable would have been $112,000 (56 units x $2,000/unit), had the remaining units been occupied.
  • We worked with a manufacturing company to obtain the Section 179D deduction. The manufacturing facility underwent a 183,000 square foot expansion, which included installation of both energy efficient HVAC and lighting. By gathering the necessary information and completing the certification, the client received over $325,000 in deductions on their current year tax return.

What We Offer

The changes with the Inflation Reduction Act have made this a prime time for businesses, exempt organizations, and nonprofits to take advantage of energy efficient and renewable savings. Our services include:  

  • Changes to Section 48, The Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

  • Energy Efficiency Deduction (Section 179D)

  • Energy Efficient Retrofit Study

  • Energy Incentive Program Consulting

  • New Energy Efficient Home Credit (Section 45L)

  • Other Available Incentives & Renewables

Which tax credit or deduction is right for you?

Our Business Credits & Incentives Assessment will help you quickly identify areas to increase cash flow in your organization.
Take the Assessment

Get started with your energy efficiency tax credits and deductions today.

We can help you assess your eligibility and then work with you to maximize the potential benefit of energy efficient incentives.

Energy Incentive Program Leadership

Joe Sawatske

Joe Sawatske

Principal/National Tax Office

Joe is the leader of Eide Bailly's Energy Efficiency Incentives (EEI) group. He helps clients implement tax saving strategies through the design, purchase or construction of real estate. As the head of Eide Bailly’s EEI group, Joe oversees a national team of Professional Engineers, energy modelers and HERS raters. Strategies to serve our clients include the 179D and 45L energy efficiency incentives, cost segregation, fixed asset planning and construction tax planning.
Kristin Gustafson

Kristin GustafsonPE, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP

Director of Sustainability & Energy Incentives

A licensed professional engineer in all 50 states and certified building energy modeling professional with over 20 years of consulting experience, Kristin manages and coordinates 179D Commercial Buildings Energy-Efficiency Tax Deduction studies, 45L Residential Tax Credits and Renewable Energy credits. She helps clients identify and pursue opportunities for specialty services including LEED and ENERGY STAR Certifications and utility incentive programs.