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For Your Business

MidAmerican Energy offers energy efficiency programs to help you and your business save money on your energy bills and conserve energy.

  • Follow our top ten tips. MidAmerican Energy's top ten tips brochure offers ways to make homes and small businesses more energy efficient.
  • Eliminate phantom load. Office equipment consumes energy even when turned off. Eliminate phantom load by plugging equipment such as your computer, printer, scanner, etc. into a power strip – then turn the power strip off when the equipment is not in use.
  • Maintain building systems. Insulate hot water tanks and pipes, inspect ducts and windows, and seal leaks. These simple actions can really improve your business’s bottom line.
  • Weatherize. Weatherization can yield big savings. Weather-strip and caulk cracks in walls, jams and floors and replace old, worn-out weather stripping.
  • Have an energy management plan. The energy used by one office worker for one day creates twice as many greenhouse gases as the employee’s commute to work. Improve overall business efficiency by having a site evaluation and developing an energy management plan.

Whether your motivation is to save money, help the environment or conserve energy, the following information also can help.

These resources are provided as a service for visitors to MidAmerican Energy's website. Accessing these links will take you to a website separate from this website.

  • U.S. Department of Energy – This website provides energy information to consumers, educators, researchers, employees and students.
  • Energy Information Administration – EIA provides information related to residential and commercial energy consumption, such as household and building characteristics, home and commercial energy use and costs, and detailed household and building data.
  • Energy Savers – This U.S. Government website offers information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle or industrial plant.
  • ENERGY STAR® – ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
  • My Energy Gateway – My Energy Gateway was created by the AESP Foundation with a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy. It is a practical tool to help students, displaced workers and returning military plan an education and rewarding career in energy. My Energy Gateway contains a complete database of schools that offer degrees, certifications, as well as internships, scholarships and job descriptions in the energy field.
  • Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency – This site promotes the art and science of the efficient use of energy. As the future of energy changes and evolves, look to IAEE to provide resources and information on the critical issues of energy efficiency.