We are having a hard time getting apartments to qualify for the federal tax credit.  It seems that it requires so much more efforts over a stand alone house to qualify?  Has anyone had any success in making apartments qualify for the Federal tax credit?

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It is an issue of size.  We are well aware of what happens when the CFA of a home moves from 4000 sf to 6000 sf.  The HERS Index goes down, a lot of that is what happens with the increasing volume and the effect on infiltration.

The same problem happens in reverse with a smaller size.  Additionally, the decrease in the size of the envelope is also a significant factor. When you drop 50% of the square footage of AGW from a 1250 sf single family home, to a 1250 sf apartment -  It becomes progressively harder to get the 50% reduction in envelope loads.

Got to ask, have you looked into the commercial version

You mean the 179 D   tax credit for commercial?  it is available in 3 pieces; Equipment, Enclosure and Lighting.  You might get equipment and lighting.  Enclosure could be subject to the above.


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