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How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Benefit Architects, Engineers, and Contractors

January 30 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

Free 1 CPE credit

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 provides significant incentives for renewable and energy efficiency technology investments, ushering in the upcoming Climate Economy. Eide Bailly’s Business Credits and Incentives team partners with select Architects, Engineers, and Contractor (AEC) firms to help navigate the potential $1.7 trillion in incentives to be given out through 2032.

During this session, you will learn about those incentives that apply to the AEC Industry, learn who is eligible to participate in the Energy Incentive Program, and qualify for the R&D credit.


Tuesday, January 30 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT


Online (Webinar)





Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the potential $1.7 trillion in energy incentives within the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Summarize the Clean Energy Investment Tax Credit (Section 48) and the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction (Section 179D).
  • Explore ways to reduce the first cost and increase the profitability of your projects through various tax credits and deductions.
  • Discuss real world examples of how energy incentives can be implemented into your tax cashflow strategy.
  • Determine how AEC firms qualify for and benefit from the R&D tax credit.


  • Joe SawatskePrincipal/National Tax OfficeJoe is the leader of Eide Bailly’s Energy Efficiency Incentives (EEI) group. He helps clients implement tax saving strategies through the design, purchase or construction of real estate. As the head of Eide Bailly’s EEI group, Joe oversees a national team of Professional Engineers, energy modelers and HERS raters. Strategies to serve our clients include the 179D and 45L energy efficiency incentives, cost segregation, fixed asset planning and construction tax planning.612.253.6792
  • Josh Steinmetz, PESenior ManagerJosh ensures each prospective 179D building receives a thorough and accurate site visit. These visits are critical in obtaining detailed information for our energy modelers, who use this data to provide energy incentives for our clients. Josh’s attention to detail helps make the process of obtaining energy incentives smooth and effective. From onboarding to final certification, each project is handled with professionalism and accuracy.612.253.6668
  • Kristin Gustafson PE, CEM, BEMP, LEED APDirector of Energy Efficiency IncentivesA licensed professional engineer in all 50 states and certified building energy modeling professional with over 20 years of consulting experience, Kristin manages and coordinates 179D Commercial Buildings Energy-Efficiency Tax Deduction studies, 45L Residential Tax Credits and Renewable Energy credits. She helps clients identify and pursue opportunities for specialty services including LEED and ENERGY STAR Certifications and utility incentive programs.509.252.2908
  • Chad ValcoviakManagerChad helps our clients take advantage of the R&D tax credit. He leads a team that works to identify, calculate and substantiate these credits. Chad takes a direct, collaborative approach to understand a company’s activities, thoughtfully analyze company financials and educate them on how these items are used in calculation of available tax credits.612.253.6656
  • DELIVERY METHODGroup-Internet Based

CPE Sponsors

Eide Bailly LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org

Additional Information

This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. CPE credit will only be granted to those that attend the live webinar. CPE credit will not be available for watching the recording or on-demand webinar. For information regarding a complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact Mye Collins.

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