Commercial New Construction
MidAmerican Energy's Commercial New Construction program encourages the design and construction of new – as well as the
renovation or conversion of existing – energy-efficient commercial buildings in Iowa. Rebates are available to help
offset the higher initial costs associated with the design and installation of energy-efficient options. The new,
renovated or converted building must receive its primary electricity from MidAmerican Energy. Where applicable, the direct supply of natural gas also must be provided by MidAmerican Energy.
Energy Design Assistance
This program offers two principal tracks of energy design assistance to match the needs of your project.
- Custom Track. Energy savings through this track are at least 15 percent better than the Iowa Energy Code. The ideal enrollment time is just before the end of the schematic design phase. This track can readily accommodate fast-track projects, often smaller in size, and retail/chain buildings that follow an organization's standard building footprint, regardless of building size.
- Custom Plus Track. This track is designed to help developers achieve savings of at least 40 percent above the Iowa Energy Code. For Custom Plus projects that achieve this level of savings, the program supports a choice of calculations for ENERGY STAR®, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1, or federal tax deductions. Enrollment must occur in the space-type programming phase, or just following architect selection.
The program can readily accommodate fast-track projects, often smaller in size, and retail/chain buildings that follow
an organization's standard building footprint, regardless of building size.
Design Team Rebate Payments
MidAmerican Energy offers a design team participation rebate to offset the design team members’ expenses associated with program participation. The design team participation rebate amount is based on the program track, available options, and participation support required from the design team.
Construction rebates are paid to the building owner based on the annual electric and
natural gas savings modeled and verified as installed by MidAmerican Energy. A minimum
energy savings of 15 percent beyond that required by the Iowa Energy Code is required to
qualify. Rebates range from $.06 to $.19 per kWh saved and $.60 to $1.90 per therm
saved when compared to the Iowa Energy Code. Projects that cannot achieve the 15 percent
minimum energy savings still may qualify for rebates under other
Brochure and Application Form
Learn more about the Commercial New Construction program by reviewing a full
. Ready to start your project?
Complete the online application
to get the process
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Des Moines Public Schools Earns U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award
Sixty-four schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote
better health and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. MidAmerican Energy
provided rebates for Des Moines Public Schools
, one of the 64 schools honored.
See how the Commercial New Construction program has increased energy savings for building projects in Iowa.
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