Significant Changes in 2023 for the 45L Tax Credit

Changes to the 45L Tax Credit

Changes to the tax credit represent part of the largest climate investment in American history.

Changes to the 45L Tax Credit
Published September 9, 2022

What the Expanded Tax Credit Means for Builders

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act which significantly impacted and expanded the 45L Tax Credit available for builders who build energy-efficient homes.  Originally expired at the end of 2021, 45L tax credits have been retroactively extended under the same program through the end of 2022.  Starting in 2023 and extending through 2033, the criteria will change to align with the ENERGY STAR® for Homes and Zero Energy Ready Homes programs. 

Single-family homes certified under the ENERGY STAR New Homes Program receive a $2500 tax credit.  Homes certified under the Zero Energy Ready Homes program receive $5000.  For multifamily homes certified under the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program, a $500 per unit credit is available and $1000 under the Zero Energy Ready Homes Program.

Don't Go It Alone

EnergyLogic can guide builders through the requirements to meet these programs and capture the tax credits.  Contact Rusty Buick, Director of Business Development at with any questions.

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Rusty Buick

Rusty Buick

Rusty Buick is EnergyLogic's Director of Business Development. As a former general contractor specializing in high-performing homes, Rusty loves helping builders appreciate the value of building high-performing, energy-efficient homes for their clients and for future generations. Learn more about Rusty!

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