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45L Tax Credit

The Energy Efficient Homes Credit is a 45L Tax Credit that offers $2,000 per dwelling unit to multifamily developers and single family home builders. It can be a great incentive for those looking to offer homeowner efficient spaces without breaking the bank.


To be eligible for the credit, several key conditions must be met. These include...

  • Defined as a "dwelling unit". This is any unit providing complete independent living facilities for one or more persons.

  • Completed after August 8, 2005.
  • Located in the United States.
  • Meets the requirements for Code Section 45L(c). See below for standard practices.
  • Certified by a third party provider such as 15 Lightyears.
 

Who Can Benefit?

  • Production Home Developments
  • Low Income Housing
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Residential Condos
  • Student Housing
  • Substantial Reconstruction Projects

 

The following are energy efficient upgrades that may make you eligible for the Energy Efficient Homes Credit. While certification is performance based rather than a prescriptive, these are all general requirements for attaining the 45L tax credit.

  • Wall insulation R-13 through R-19 and above
  • Attic insulation minimum R-38
  • Radiant barrier
  • Foam injected concrete Blocks R-9 and above or ICF block
  • Energy Star or Low-E windows with <0.28 U factor and <0.30 SHGC.
  • Insulated exterior doors
  • Reflective roofing materials
  • Extra insulated foundations and slab
  • HVAC SEER Rating 16 or higher (15 may be acceptable is some cases).
  • Mechanical ventilation or exhaust fans required in at least one bathroom
  • R13 frame walls.

Find out the form below to see if you qualify for the 45L.

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