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Qualified Software for Calculating Commercial Building Tax Deductions

On this page you'll find a list of qualified computer software for calculating commercial building energy and power cost savings that meet federal tax incentive requirements. To submit software for consideration to be added to this list, please read the relevant Requirements and Submission Process for Qualified Software.

FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION QUALIFIED SOFTWARE UPDATE

This section will list software can be used to model systems and buildings placed in service on or after January 1, 2016. The Section 179D federal tax deduction was extended and modified by the PATH Act of 2015. The 179D tax deduction was extended through December 31, 2016 and the reference for definition for energy cost savings calculations was revised to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007.

Standard 90.1-2007 is defined by the PATH Act of 2015 as "Standard 90.1–2007 of ASHRAE and IESNA (as in effect on the day before the date of the adoption of Standard 90.1–2010 of such Societies)." This definition includes 90.1-2007 and the Addenda Supplement Package (Addenda a, b, c, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, s, t, u, w, y, ad, and aw) and Addendum r, plus all published errata.

Currently, no software is qualified to model systems and buildings placed in service on or after January 1, 2016.

QUALIFIED SOFTWARE PER IRS NOTICE 2006-52 AS AMPLIFIED BY IRS NOTICE 2008-40, SECTION 4

The following software satisfies the requirements under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code §179D (c)(1) and (d) Regulations, Notice 2006-52 Section 6, dated June 2, 2006 as amplified by Notice 2008-40, Section 4. See the IRS requirements document for each version of software for details. Use this software to model systems and buildings placed in service on or before December 31, 2015.

Autodesk Green Building Studio
DesignBuilder
DOE-2.2
EnergyGauge
EnergyPlus
EnergyPro
EnerSim
eQUEST
Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)
IES <Virtual Environment>
Tas
TRACE 700
TRNSYS with TESS Libraries

Qualified Software per IRS Notice 2006-52

The following software satisfies the requirements under Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code §179D (c)(1) and (d) Regulations, Notice 2006-52, dated June 2, 2006. See the IRS requirements document for each version of software for details.

Autodesk Green Building Studio
DOE-2.1E
DOE-2.1E-JJH
EnergyGauge Summit
EnergyPlus
EnerSim
Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)
Owens Corning Commercial Energy Calculator (OC-CEC)
TRACE 700
VisualDOE