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NALP
Contact: Lisa Stryker
Phone: 540-729-2114
Email: lisa@landscapeprofessionals.org

NALP Endorses Rep. Correa’s Federal Tax Credit for the Purchase of Zero-Emission Equipment for Landscape Businesses

 (Fairfax, VA., October 23, 2023) —The National Association of Landscape Professionals welcomes and endorses Representative Correa’s (D-CA) introduction of the Promoting Reduction of Emissions Through Landscaping Equipment Act, which creates a federal tax credit to enable landscaping businesses of all sizes to transition to zero-emission equipment.

The bill provides a 40% credit for businesses on the purchase of zero-emission equipment, such as mowers, leaf blowers, hedgers and accessories up to $25,000 every year and up to $100,000 over the course of 10 consecutive years. The tax credit, which applies to any equipment purchased on or after January 1, 2023, also extends to retrofitting equipment that transforms gas power devices to zero-emission.
  
“This bill, which would help landscape companies offset some of the cost of transitioning from gas to zero-emission equipment, is an important model for legislation supporting the business community while also protecting the environment,” said Britt Wood, CEO of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. “We applaud Rep. Correa for his leadership on this important issue.”

Landscape professionals work every day to take care of our nation’s green spaces. NALP supports a responsible transition to zero-emission equipment which takes time due to needed electrical infrastructure updates, new equipment purchases and technician training. The proposed bill will help speed the transition by providing resources through tax incentives that support quicker transition.

NALP appreciates the support from many of our federal and state allies that have also endorsed Promoting Reduction of Emissions Through Landscaping Equipment Act. Endorsing organizations include: National Association of Landscape Professionals, American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Sierra Club, American Green Zone Alliance, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, AmericanHort, California Landscape Contractors Association, California Alliance for Golf, California Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California, Golf Course Superintendents Association of Southern California, Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association, Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association, Georgia Urban Ag Council, Georgia Green Industry Association, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association, Maine Landscape and Nursery Association, Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc., Michigan Green Industry Association, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, Montana Nursery & Landscape Association, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association, New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, NorCal Sports Field Management Association, Ohio Green Industry Association, Oregon Association of Nurseries, Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association, Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association, Washington Association of Landscape Professionals, Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association, West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association, and Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association.  
 
About NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of approximately 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation, and tree care professionals. Through national advocacy campaigns, the association is growing the industry and its workforce. NALP offers its members professional development through education, networking, and training, certification and accreditation programs. For more information about NALP, visit www.landscapeprofessionals.org.