Investing in energy efficiency can add value to your properties and increase your lease occupancy rate. Lower energy bills can make for satisfied tenants.
What's a Multifamily Housing Assessment?
It's an evaluation of how your multifamily building uses energy and includes specific recommendations on ways you can use energy more efficiently and reduce your monthly energy bill. MidAmerican Energy's energy specialist also will install several energy-saving measures designed to provide immediate energy and cost savings for the building owner and occupants at no cost.
Multifamily buildings located in Iowa that receive electricity and/or natural gas supplied
directly from MidAmerican Energy are eligible for the assessment. Multifamily buildings
generally are defined as four or more units or three or more stories, including apartments
and condominiums. Multifamily buildings must have been built before Dec. 31, 2002.
How Does the Assessment Work?
The assessment begins with a walk-through assessment of your building by an energy specialist, scheduled at your convenience. The energy assessment consists of data collection, a summary report of findings and recommendations on ways to save energy.
Rebates will follow two tracks: a prescriptive track and a performance track.
The prescriptive track provides the standard equipment rebates similar to those from MidAmerican Energy's Residential and Nonresidential Equipment programs for measures identified in the assessment report. Such items may include heating and cooling systems, lighting equipment, ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, building shell measures (including insulation) and commercial equipment measures in mixed-use buildings.
Additional rebates and assistance may be available for building owners undertaking a comprehensive whole-building approach to energy-saving projects. From the assessment recommendations, submit a project scope of work to MidAmerican Energy for review. MidAmerican Energy will determine which track best fits the project and notify you in writing concerning the next steps.
Why Should I Have a Multifamily Housing Assessment?
Participants in the Multifamily Housing program receive three main benefits: unbiased, trustworthy
energy-savings advice, immediate cost savings, and long-term savings with increased property value. Energy-efficient
improvements such as heating and cooling equipment; attic, roof, ceiling or sidewall insulation; energy management systems;
windows; building ventilation; lighting and ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and commercial laundry equipment may be eligible to receive rebates to help offset a portion of the purchase and installation costs.
Rebates for other recommended and installed energy-efficient products will be
equivalent to rebates offered in our Nonresidential Equipment and Custom Systems programs; however,
direct-install measures must be installed in the majority of the units in order to qualify
for the enhanced fluorescent lighting rebate. The Multifamily Housing assessment report and any subsequent custom project preapprovals will provide the appropriate rebate forms and instructions for each energy efficiency recommendation for your building.
Start saving now by calling our representatives to schedule your multifamily housing assessment.
Brochure and Application Form
Learn more about the Multifamily Housing program by viewing a program brochure
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Call our representatives at 877-401-4059