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Public Library

Posted by Dennis J. Stilger, Jr.
Public Library

Building Type: Public Library
Project Type: Retrofit
Qualifying Systems: Lighting/HVAC
Square Footage: 201,365
Energy Savings: 54.80%
Deduction Per Square Foot: $1.80
Total Section 179D Deduction: $362,457

An energy efficient retrofit project was completed as part of a large community wide library upgrade. Tasked with creating a more energy efficient HVAC and lighting system, a regional energy services company (ESCO) added building automation, C02 sensors, and completed a thorough lighting upgrade to this library. The results provided a 54.80% power and energy savings to qualify for the whole building $1.80/SF Section 179D deduction.