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. The program provides financial
incentives to help building developers and owners optimize energy efficiency strategies in the design stage, before
equipment has been selected, ordered and installed. 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. If design and equipment decisions for the project have already been made,
nonresidential rebates may be available.
Energy Design Assistance
The needs of your project will be matched to one of the following tracks:
||Minimum Energy Savings*
||1 meeting; Building systems optimization for 1-3 systems (depends on building complexity); implementation verification
||Standard Efficiency Strategies
||2 meetings; Building systems optimization based on mechanical system selection; implementation verification
||Custom Efficiency Strategies
||3 meetings; Building systems optimization for 2 complex systems; implementation verification
||Advanced Custom Efficiency Strategies
||4+ meetings; Goal setting with module options of massing, daylighting and HVAC analysis; building systems optimization for 4 complex systems; certification support for LEED® and ENERGY STAR®; implementation verification
*Minimum percent savings better than Iowa Energy Code requirements.
The program also 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
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.
Call our representatives at 877-939-1874