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Article: Tax credits potentially available when using SPF
From: Dave Lang

First, to get it out of the way, let me state that the information provided below is for the sole benefit of the companies and people for whom we do work. We get no benefit from your qualifying for any of these. There are no contractor/applicator credits anywhere of which we are aware. However, the fact is that you; as a corporation, a homeowner or a builder, may have tax advantages provided by your selection of foam. We list some of the possible programs of interest with a goal towards maximizing the value of your choice of foam.

Federal and state governments are incentivizing energy efficiency through a broad array of programs. The utilization of foam may be included in some of these programs. Unfortunately, you will have to do some checking to find out exactly what and when it is applicable as programs differ. The simplest place to find detailed information is at That stands for Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency and is provided through NC State University.

There may be more but my review suggests you begin by considering the following:
  • Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI): federal, Type- production incentive
  • Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction: federal, Type- corporate deduction
  • Residential Energy Conservative Subsidy Exclusion: Type- corporate exemption
  • Energy Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders: Type- corporate tax credit - for builders
  • Residential Renewable Tax Credit, federal: Type- personal tax credit
There are additional programs at state levels, but they can be very confusing to interpret for each state. The site above has information about state incentives that can help.

Hopefully this will be of help to you. I suspect as state and federal agencies continue to gain experience with foam and its positive results, you will see additional programs and a more direct inclusion of foam in the guidelines.