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The U.S. Green Building Council – Central Ohio Chapter and the Construction Specifications Institute Columbus Chapter announce the first annual joint trade show and educational event to be held April 18, 2011 at COSI Columbus.

DesignColumbus2011 is an opportunity to learn about and engage in the transformation of the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable. With 16 educational seminars and a two-floor trade show, the event will highlight current and future development of technologies for all leaders in Central Ohio responsible for creating building and communities that promote economic growth and sustain the health and vitality of all life. SourceCorp’s Bob McPherson and Jeanne Briggs will lead an educational seminar on the EPAct 179D tax deduction.

This full day of continuing education and informational displays is organized to attract hundreds of professionals involved in the building industry. Attendees and participants are representatives of the entire project team, including architects, designers, engineers, owners, developers, government officials, municipal planners, facility managers, contractors, construction managers, construction specifiers, manufacturers, product representatives, and others.

For all attendees, the continuing education component includes opportunities for AIA and GBCI/ USGBC continuing education units (CEUs). These CEU opportunities are of tremendous value to AIA and LEED Accredited Professionals interested in maintaining their credentials in an ever more competitive marketplace.

WHERE: COSI, Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2011 from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM (ET)
INDUSTRY: Building Design and Construction

Attendees: http://designcolumbus2011.eventbrite.com
Sponsors: http://designcolumbus2011sponsorship.eventbrite.com

“Companies don’t go bust because they don’t make money; they go bust because they don’t have any cash.”

Tax Opportunities
Many businesses are having a tough time meeting their operational and loan repayment obligations. There are many viable and easy-to-implement tools to generate cash.

Inventory Accounting Method: Do you carry $1M or more in inventory? This inventory accounting method can bring cash infusion to your business.
R&D “Process Improvement” Tax Credits: Have you devoted time and resources to new or innovative products or manufacturing processes, improvement of existing products, patent development, software development, design and engineering staff, prototyping, modeling, and trial-and-error testing? If so, this strategy can increase cash flow.
Accelerated Depreciation: Have you built, purchased, or renovated a building in the past 10-15 years? This tax savings strategy can improve the economic health of your bottom line by accelerating the manner in which you recover the investment in your facility costs for income tax purposes. If you own property valued above $650,000, this strategy can increase cash flow.
Commercial Building “Green” Tax Deduction: If you have built an energy-efficient building, or upgraded your HVAC or lighting system to reduce energy consumption, you may qualify for this deduction and reduce the amount of tax you owe.

If your company is looking for a smart way to increase cash flow, you owe it to yourself to learn more about these tax-saving-cash-generating strategies.

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If your company owns or leases commercial buildings – which includes most types of buildings, including residential buildings with four or more stories above grade – and you have installed or retrofitted the property to be more energy efficient, you may be eligible for a deduction for part or all of the costs associated with the installation or retrofit. This opportunity allows for the potential immediate expensing of costs that would otherwise be capitalized and recovered through depreciation over 27.5 or 39 years. Read More →

Green Building Incentives
Developers, building owners, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, CPAs and government officials are concerned with the bottom line and interested in possible offsets to their costs. The following sources are provided as a resource to help you reduce costs and increase cash flow. Read More →

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance that can enable architects and other designers to claim a tax deduction for certain energy-efficient features in government-owned buildings. Read More →

Currently, all LEED project submissions are reviewed by USGBC with the support of independently contracted reviewers. In alignment with its vision of market transformation, beginning in January 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of LEED, will move administration of the LEED certification process to the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a non-profit organization established in 2007 with the support of USGBC. Working together with the selected certification bodies, GBCI will deliver a substantially improved, ISO compliant certification process that will be able to grow with the green building movement.

As a part of the broader vision for LEED V3, the following certification bodies for the LEED Green Building Rating System have been announced. Well-known and respected for their role in certifying organizations, processes and products to ISO and other standards, they are: Read More →

A report issued by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages green building tax deductions.

According to the AIA issue brief:

AIA believes that governmental policies, programs, and incentives should encourage energy efficiency, especially as it relates to the built environment. To this end, the AIA supported legislation enacted in 2005 that allows for a tax deduction for constructing energy efficient commercial buildings and for installing energy efficient systems in existing buildings; this deduction however, expires on December 31, 2008. The AIA believes that Congress should make this deduction permanent or at least extend it until 2013, and increase the size of the deduction to increase its effectiveness. Read More →

California will become the first state in the nation to require new homes and businesses to be energy efficient.

The California Building Standards Commission unanimously voted to adopt the green building code Thursday.

Commission chairwoman Rosario Marin says the energy and water efficiency standards will help the state cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

The rules are voluntary for now, but become mandatory in 2010. They also apply to new hospitals and schools.

Craig Noble, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says about 75 California cities and counties already have more stringent green standards.

Click here to learn how you can receive substantial Federal Tax Deductions for your green building


Federal Tax Deductions For Green Buildings

Fort Worth, TX (Business Wire) July 16, 2008 — High energy costs, an unprecedented level of government mandates for green building, heightened demand for green construction, and improvements and better pricing for environmentally sustainable materials have many building owners, architects, and facility managers considering significant updates to save cash.

Sec. 179D of the IRS Code provides a significant deduction for the cost of energy-efficient improvements to commercial property. Read More →

CPAs, public officials, architects, builders, and building owners are realizing that available Federal tax deductions can help pay for green buildings.

FREE Green Building Tax Deduction Analysis

High energy costs, an unprecedented level of government mandates for green building, heightened demand for green construction, and improvements and better pricing for environmentally sustainable materials have many building owners, architects, and facility managers considering significant updates to enable more economical operation and save cash. Read More →

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