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Commercial New Constructionarrows

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 Illinois. 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:

Track Square Footage Minimum Energy Savings* Project Description Services
I 5-15K 15% Small Buildings 1 meeting; Building systems optimization for 1-3 systems (depends on building complexity); implementation verification
II >15K 15% Standard Efficiency Strategies 2 meetings; Building systems optimization based on mechanical system selection; implementation verification
III >15K 15% Custom Efficiency Strategies 3 meetings; Building systems optimization for 2 complex systems; implementation verification
IV >15K 40% 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 Illinois 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 Incentive Payments
MidAmerican Energy offers a design team participation incentive to offset the design team members’ expenses associated with program participation. The design team participation incentive amount is based on the available options and participation support required from the design team.

Construction Incentives
Construction incentives are paid to the building owner based on the annual electric and gas savings modeled and verified as installed by MidAmerican Energy. A minimum energy savings of 5 percent beyond that required by the state of Illinois code is required to qualify. Incentives range from $.05 to $.14 per kWh. Rebate incentives also are available for natural gas savings and range from $0.50 to $1.40 per therm. Projects that cannot achieve the 5 percent minimum energy savings may still qualify for rebates under other EnergyAdvantage® programs.

Brochure and Application Form
Ready to start your project? Complete the online application to get the process started. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your hard drive to view PDF files. Download a free copy by visiting the Adobe Download Site.

Questions?
Call our representatives at 877-939-1874.

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