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Tax Deduction for Commercial Building Designers

Tax Deduction for Commercial Building Designers

Posted: November 25, 2022 | Tradewinds

The Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction incentivizes designers to meet or exceed an agency’s energy reduction requirements for new and existing buildings.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows building owners to receive a tax deduction (codified in the 26 U.S.C. § 179D) for expenses incurred for qualified energy-efficient building investments.

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Total Construction Starts Increase in October

Total Construction Starts Increase in October

Posted: November 25, 2022 | Tradewinds

Total construction starts rose 8% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.12 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. In October, nonresidential building starts gained 9%, and nonbuilding starts rose 26%; however, residential starts fell by 3%.

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s releases Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s releases Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

Posted: November 25, 2022 | Tradewinds

October New Business Volume Up 6 Percent Year-over-year, 11 Percent Month-to-month and Nearly 6 Percent Year-to-date

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 Housing Contraction Continues

Housing Contraction Continues

Posted: November 25, 2022 | Tradewinds

Elevated mortgage rates, high construction costs for concrete and other building materials and weakening demand stemming from deteriorating affordability conditions continue to act as a drag on single-family housing production.

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Single-Family Housing Contraction Continues in October

Single-Family Housing Contraction Continues in October

Posted: November 20, 2022 | Tradewinds

Elevated mortgage rates, high construction costs for concrete and other building materials and weakening demand stemming from deteriorating affordability conditions continue to act as a drag on single-family housing production.

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