[Equest-users] Section 179D Question

Steve Jacobs sjacobseng at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 07:32:00 PDT 2014

I'm not aware of anything says we can or can't use addendum to Appendix 
G. It is certainly frustrating not having anywhere to take questions. 
The inability for modelers to seek clarifications means that the 
community is probably taking a lot of different approaches to the 

On 4/25/2014 6:56 AM, Busby, Aaron wrote:
> ASHRAE 90.1 has several addendums now that have added system types, 
> just for warehouse type spaces where they are heated only.  Look for 
> Addenda DN, system types 10 and 11.
> */Aaron Busby, PE,  LEED AP/*
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> [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] *On Behalf Of *Tom 
> Mickley
> *Sent:* Friday, April 25, 2014 8:38 AM
> *To:* equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
> *Subject:* [Equest-users] Section 179D Question
> Has anyone run a baseline building for a retrofit building to qualify 
> a business owner for the Section 179D tax deduction?  It seems simple 
> enough to model the existing building based on ASHRAE 90.1 standards.  
> Has anyone found any potential "hiccups" along the way that has 
> prevented the up to $1.80/sq tax deduction aside from the obvious of 
> not meeting the energy upgrade percentage?
> Here's my main concern.  I have a cabinet manufacturer customer who 
> has a 100,000sf metal building that is roughly 30% wood working or 
> manufacturing, 65% warehouse storage and 5% office space.  95% of this 
> facility is heated only.  Do I have to include cooling in the baseline 
> from ASHRAE 90.1 system 5 on appendix G, table G3.1.1.A?  The only 
> upgrades we are proposing are to take out the air rotation unit and 
> radiant tube vacuum systems and a few other minor items.
> Any advice would help.  Thanks in advance.
> Thanks,
> Tom Mickley
> Mechanical Engineer CEM
> The K Company
> Cell 330-760-3994
> Office 330-773-5125
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