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Tax Deductions for Lighting Upgrades: The Energy Policy Act of 2005

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Published in Today's Lighting Distributor, the official magazine of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors, March/April 2006, by Jeffrey Schwartz of ICF International. This article explains the tax deductions for energy-efficient lighting contained in the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). The article includes information on specific EPAct criteria and how the tax deductions can be used to help offset initial costs and motivate end-users to make lighting upgrades to their facilities.

Authored By

  • Senior ManagerICF International

    Jeffrey Schwartz has more than 36 years’ experience in the lighting industry. He provides technical and design support for commercial and residential lighting projects. He is the Project Manager for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) New York Energy $martsSM Commercial Lighting Program.

    He has managed training, outreach, and design projects for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Residential Lighting Program, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership’s (NEEP) DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and NYSERDA.

    Schwartz has served as a technical expert for ENERGY STAR® exit signs and ventilating fans, LED traffic signals, energy-efficient street lighting, New York State fluorescent lighting, and National Resource Canada high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, and incandescent lighting.

Insight Details

Published: Mar 1, 2006
Source: Today's Lighting Distributor

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