When: Tuesday, September 22 / 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Cost: Free
Organizer: AIA Baltimore

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Green by Design: Green Building Tax Incentives

AIA Baltimore Practice Management Committee Continues It’s Webinar Series…

1.0 AIA LU available

Program Description

Discussion of tax benefits architectural firms create for their clients. We all know about the179-D deduction for energy-efficient design of public buildings – did you know that also applies directly to private owners? The new tax law allows your clients a significant depreciation deduction for new construction or renovations – see how they can write off up to 40% of those costs. Learn about this and other special deductions for renovation projects.

Learning Objectives

  • How your non-public owners benefit from 179-D energy efficient design and construction benefit
  • Increased depreciation deductions now available for new build and renovations
  • Asset disposition deductions create additional benefits for renovation projects


Geoffrey R. Kimmel – Senior Business Development Director –Philadelphia

Geoff has an extensive financial services background including service in the specialty tax, commercial banking, and insurance industries. Since 2010, he has consulted heavily with ETSclients to identify, qualify, and capture tax benefits. Prior assignments included managing Treasury Management consulting teams serving clients ranging from Small Business to Fortune 500 companies designing and delivering custom-developed operational, systems and process improvement solutions. As CFO and Board Member for a regional bank, he managed all bank operational and financial activities.