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Commercial Energy Solutions

Commercial Energy Assessment

The Commercial Energy Solutions program offers energy assessments and building optimization services to help MidAmerican Energy's commercial customers increase the efficiency of their existing facilities and save on energy costs.


To learn more about an on-site commercial energy assessment, select your state:

You can increase your property values by lowering your monthly operating costs and investing in advanced efficiency technologies, while improving building operation and comfort.

Energy assessments

The free assessment is customized to your building's size and business needs and includes a review of the facility’s operating equipment and systems. At the end of the assessment you’ll receive a customized report that equips your business with a prioritized, actionable plan for saving energy and reducing operating costs. Each recommendation includes estimated energy and cost savings, project cost, potential rebates and simple payback.

Incentives

  • Equipment rebates – The energy assessment report connects customers to prescriptive and custom rebates as outlined in the nonresidential equipment programs.
  • Enhanced incentives – Bonus rebates are available when multiple projects are completed.
  • Direct-install measures for small businesses – Gain immediate cost savings! Our energy specialist may install energy efficiency measures at no cost, as appropriate.
  • Insulation rebates – An on-site building assessment is required. Visit our Iowa energy assessment insulation details page for more information.

Schedule your assessment

Call 800-292-6448 or email CES@midamerican.com and let one of our energy experts answer your questions or schedule your energy assessment. You also can complete an online form requesting a callback from our energy experts to help you get started.

Building optimization services

Enhance building operations and increase efficiency through low- or no-cost measures and practices.

  • Express Building Tune-Up for smaller buildings – This optimization service can achieve greater efficiency from simple retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without incurring the expense of capital investments to replace or abandon systems. Participating buildings are typically <100,000 sq. ft. and have rooftop units.
  • Retrocommissioning for larger, more complex facilities – This optimization service can achieve efficiency results from intensive retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without having to incur the expense of capital investments of replacing or abandoning systems. Participating buildings are typically >100,000 sq. ft., have a central heating and cooling system and a functional energy management system with direct digital controls.

Incentives

MidAmerican Energy will fund 50 percent of the express building tune-up survey or retrocommissioning study and additional incentives are earned based on energy savings ($0.05/kWh and $0.20/therm) from implemented projects. Incentives are capped at the lesser of:

  • 70 percent of total study and implementation cost
  • $0.20/square foot of building space

Participants in the Retrocommissioning offering are required to have one person become building-operator certified. MidAmerican Energy will provide rebates up to $650 to cover the cost of receiving the required Building Operator Certification®. Visit www.boccentral.org for additional information.

How to get started with building optimization services

Call 800-292-6448, email CES@midamerican.com or complete an online form and let one of our energy experts answer your questions, assist you with determining which service best meets your building’s needs or help you find a service provider to complete your building optimization work.

Program qualifications

  • Participants must be commercial customers with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy’s Iowa service territory.
  • Transportation gas customers with daily metering are ineligible for natural gas incentives. However, customers with monthly metering under the Monthly Metered Transportation Service natural gas tariff are eligible for energy efficiency incentives.
  • MidAmerican Energy must provide the primary electricity and/or natural gas to the equipment at the facility for which the rebate is being paid.
  • An on-site building assessment is required prior to beginning an insulation project in order to qualify for an insulation rebate.
Additional information:

You can increase your property values by lowering your monthly operating costs and investing in advanced efficiency technologies, while improving building operation and comfort.

Energy assessments

The assessment is customized to your building's size and business needs and includes a review of the facility’s operating equipment and systems. At the end of the assessment you’ll receive a customized report that equips your business with a prioritized, actionable plan for saving energy and reducing operating costs. Each recommendation includes estimated energy and cost savings, project cost, potential rebates and simple payback.

Incentives

  • Equipment rebates – The energy assessment report connects customers to prescriptive and custom rebates as outlined in the nonresidential equipment programs.
  • Enhanced incentives – Bonus rebates are available when multiple projects are completed.
  • Direct-install measures for small businesses – Gain immediate cost savings! Our energy specialist may install energy efficiency measures at no cost, as appropriate.
  • Insulation rebates – An on-site building assessment is required. Visit our Illinois energy assessment insulation details page for more information.

Schedule your assessment

Call 800-292-6448 or email CES@midamerican.com and let one of our energy experts answer your questions or schedule your energy assessment. You also can complete an online form requesting a callback from our energy experts to help you get started.

Building optimization services

Enhance building operations and increase efficiency through low- or no-cost measures and practices.

  • Express Building Tune-Up for smaller buildings – This optimization service can achieve greater efficiency from simple retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without incurring the expense of capital investments to replace or abandon systems. Participating buildings are typically <100,000 sq. ft., and have rooftop units.
  • Retrocommissioning for larger, more complex facilities – This optimization service can achieve efficiency results from intensive retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without having to incur the expense of capital investments of replacing or abandoning systems. Participating buildings are typically >100,000 sq. ft., have a central heating and cooling system and a functional energy management system with direct digital controls.

Incentives

MidAmerican Energy will fund 50 percent of the express building tune-up survey or retrocommissioning study and additional incentives are earned based on energy savings ($0.05/kWh and $0.20/therm) from implemented projects. Incentives are capped at the lesser of:

  • 70 percent of total study and implementation cost
  • $0.20/square foot of building space

Participants in the Retrocommissioning offering are required to have one person become building-operator certified. MidAmerican Energy will provide rebates up to $650 to cover the cost of receiving the required Building Operator Certification®. Visit www.boccentral.org for additional information.

How to get started with building optimization services

Call 800-292-6448, email CES@midamerican.com or complete an online form and let one of our energy experts answer your questions, assist you with determining which service best meets your building’s needs or help you find a service provider to complete your building optimization work.

Program qualifications

  • Participants must be commercial customers with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy’s Illinois service territory.
  • MidAmerican Energy must provide the primary electricity and/or natural gas to the equipment at the facility for which the rebate is being paid.
  • An on-site building assessment is required prior to beginning an insulation project in order to qualify for an insulation rebate.

Additional information

You can increase your property values by lowering your monthly operating costs and investing in advanced efficiency technologies, while improving building operation and comfort.

Energy Assessments

The assessment is an evaluation of your business or multifamily building’s energy use. You’ll receive a customized report that provides recommendations on how to use energy more efficiently and reduce your energy bills. An energy specialist will install energy-saving improvements, as appropriate, for immediate energy and cost savings for the building owner or occupants, all at no cost.

Qualifications

Participants can be small commercial buildings, up to 25,000 square feet, with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy’s South Dakota service territory. The buildings must receive electricity and/or natural gas supplied directly from MidAmerican Energy.

Participants can be multifamily buildings in South Dakota that receive electricity and/or natural gas supplied directly from MidAmerican Energy. The building must also meet the following requirements:

  • Primary heating energy must be supplied directly by MidAmerican Energy
  • Four or more living units or three or more stories
  • An apartment complex
  • A condominium
  • Built before Jan. 1, 2007

Incentives

Equipment rebates – The energy assessment report connects customers to prescriptive and custom rebates as outlined in the nonresidential equipment programs.

Enhanced incentives – Bonus rebates are available when multiple projects are completed (multifamily excluded).

Direct install measures for small businesses – Gain immediate cost savings! Our energy specialist may install energy efficiency measures at no cost, as appropriate.

Schedule your assessment

Call 800-292-6448 or email CES@midamerican.com and let one of our energy experts answer your questions or schedule your energy assessment. View the Commercial Energy Solutions program brochure for more information. You also can complete an online form requesting a callback from our energy experts to help you get started.