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The best way to make your facility energy efficient is to design it that way from the start. MidAmerican's Commercial New Construction program for commercial and multifamily buildings gives you complimentary energy design assistance and financial incentives to help make implementing energy-efficient strategies more affordable.



Standard service
Standard service offers most projects with design assistance through collaborative design meetings using interactive energy modeling. Buildings 5,000 square feet or larger qualify. This service provides analyses of up to three mechanical systems and dozens of energy efficiency strategies.
Enhanced service
Enhanced service is designed for projects with aggressive energy efficiency goals – typically energy savings of 40% or greater. This service provides design assistance consulting through collaborative design meetings using interactive energy modeling with analysis of advanced energy efficiency strategies. This would be appropriate for projects seeking to reach net-zero energy, net-zero carbon, or projects that may be seeking certification through a rating system such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or the Living Building Challenge.


In addition to commercial buildings, our program also has resources for multifamily projects. Our energy design team will help you identify cost-effective energy efficiency strategies to improve your bottom line and increase tenant satisfaction.

Incentives details

Free energy design assistance – Get complimentary energy design assistance and a customized energy model for your project that demonstrates which efficiency strategies have the greatest impact and are most cost effective. Through a series of meetings, strategies are selected by the owner and design team, with the assistance of an energy design consultant.
Design team incentive – MidAmerican offers a design team participation rebate to offset the design team members’ expenses associated with program participation.
Construction incentive – Construction rebates are paid to the building owner based on the annual electric and gas savings modeled and verified as installed by MidAmerican. Eligible low-income multifamily projects are eligible for a 50% bonus incentive.

Keep in mind

To qualify, your new commercial or multifamily project must be:
  • New construction, an addition or a major renovation with a mechanical system replacement
  • Early enough in the design process to implement energy analysis results
  • Larger than 5,000 square feet
  • Heated and/or cooled by MidAmerican in Iowa or Illinois
Get started with our Commercial New Construction program by applying to have your project screened. 
Questions? Call us at 877-939-1874 or email us at

Success spotlight

Des Moines University received nearly $1.2 million in construction rebates after participating in our Commercial New Construction program. The university took multiple energy-efficient measures in their new West Des Moines campus, such as installing lighting that uses 50% less energy and a ventilation system that automatically adjusts based on occupancy. Learn more about DMU's new energy-efficient campus.

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