Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) - Tools & Resources
This list is an evolving effort to share helpful Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA-related information we have found to date. Please feel welcome to share your favorite tools, platforms, organizations, and additional federal and other energy efficiency and clean energy resources! It's an understatement to say the IRA is big and complicated. We'll learn from each other and make more progress together, so that everyone can benefit from this landmark legislation as much as possible. Also, check out our Introduction to the Inflatoin Act (IRA)!
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Calculators, databases, and lists of tax credits:
Rewiring America offers a Savings Calculator for Homeowners and Renters. This tool is very helpful, but note that it can overestimate total savings in the sense that it generalizes and assumes you’re eligible for the maximum credits available. The calculator also distinguishes between credits and incentives that are currently available or pending.
EnergyStar also offers a tool for looking up tax credits and energy efficiency incentives. This tool provides information by specific pieces of equipment.
EcoWatch hosts a Solar Tax Credit Calculator
Snuggpro provides a user-friendly walk through of how to calculate IRA related credits
Visit the IRS site to see the official list of credits and deductions under the Inflation Reduction Act.
The White House lists a summary of key energy efficiency and clean energy provisions, including tax credits and rebates.
To look up state and local state incentives and policies relating to renewable energy and energy efficiency, check out DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.
Jerome L. Garciano, Esq., CPA, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP with Polsinelli produces an Annual Compendium of Federal and State Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
The Department of Energy (DOE) published a table of clean energy tax credits for consumers
USGBC published a helpful IRA guide and summary: Buildings and the IRA: The New Incentives for Going Green, as well as a summary of 2021’s $550B Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which included $80 billion in climate-related provisions, including transportation, water and sewer, and some clean energy investments.
ACEEE reviews home energy upgrade incentives in the IRA and other recent federal laws
Energy Sage hosts an approachable summary of clean energy tax incentives affected by the IRA
Rocky Mountain Institute has published a Summary of Inflation Reduction Act Funding Opportunities spreadsheet that can be downloaded and customized, for use by government entities, Tribes, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.
The Department of Energy (DOE) hosts a spreadsheet detailing how much each state will be allocated for energy efficiency and clean energy rebates
Resources for Learning About Federal IRA & Other Funding Opportunities:
Grants.Gov - a Federal site for seeing what grants organizations and entities can apply for
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and IRA Funding Announcements Page
General Services Administration (GSA) - Inflation Reduction Act information page
Department of Labor - Department of Labor Funding Opportunities
Capital Magnet Fund - The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) offers competitively awarded grants to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit individuals and families with low incomes and low-income communities nationwide.
The EPA hosts information on How to apply for an Inflation Reduction Act Grant
Additional Inflation Reduction Act Information and Resources:
Sign up for IRA tax credit and rebate updates at CleanEnergy.gov, a White House site
The Inflation Reduction Act, (IRA) - Legislation text
IRS Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Fact Sheet for energy efficient home improvements and residential clean energy property credits
Barker Tilly’s Energy Community Mapping tool
IRS IRA FAQs - Frequently asked questions about energy efficient home improvements and residential clean energy property credits
DOE IRA FAQs - Frequently asked questions about home energy rebates
IRS Guidance on qualified home energy audits - This page explains the requirements for homeowners who wish to take advantage of the home energy audit tax credit
IRS form 5695: Residential Energy Credits - Viewing this form in advance will help make clear what information the IRS will be asking for and could help reduce anxiety around the documentation process, and may even help prepare or decide about which credits to pursue.
DOE has published information on which certification programs are recognized for certifying qualified auditors under the energy home improvement credit (25C)
DOE also hosts a Home Energy Assessment Page which includes resources for finding an energy assessment professional
The 56 State and Territory Energy Offices will play an essential role in administering IRA rebate funding
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes income limit information annually which is used to determine eligibility for many IRA credits and incentives.
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Webinars/Videos:
How to promote implementation of the financial incentives?
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) - Funding available (20 mins and then Q&A)
Understanding the IRA Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit
Enterprise Green Communities
The Inflation Reduction Act: What does it mean for Affordable Housing?
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For general information on the HEEHRA rebate program.
For specific information, you will need to go to the State's Energy Office website (Look up State Energy offices here). However, some states, like Florida, are not participating in the programs.
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