MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction Energy-Efficiency Program (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name MidAmerican Energy (Gas and Electric) - Commercial New Construction Energy-Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Windows, Daylighting, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Construction rebates: $0.06-$0.19/kWh saved; $0.60-$1.90/therm saved based on % savings from Iowa Energy Code

Design rebates: $2,000-$13,000, based on square footage

Equipment Requirements Minimum energy savings of 15% better than the Iowa Energy Code

Program Administrator MidAmerican Energy
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/ee/ia_bus_comm_new_construction.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


MidAmerican Energy's Commercial New Construction Program offers incentives to businesses for energy-efficient construction and design of new or pre-existing buildings. Construction Incentives are paid to the building owner based on the kilowatt-hour (kWh) or therm savings modeled and verified as installed by an independent modeler contracted by MidAmerican Energy. A minimum energy savings of 15% beyond that required by the state of Iowa code is required to qualify. Construction incentives for electric customers range from $0.06 to $0.19 per kWh saved. Incentives for gas customers range from $0.60 to $1.90 per therm saved. Design incentives are also paid to design teams who use the services of an independent building energy performance modeler contracted by MidAmerican Energy. Design incentives are based on the square footage and type of building. Incentives start at $2,000 for buildings of 5,000 sq/ft or less and extend to $13,000 for buildings as large as 400,000 sq/ft. The independent modeler will analyze potential energy savings and produce a final energy verification report. Customers who participate in this program are ineligible for rebates from other MidAmerican EnergyAdvantage programs. See the program web site for more details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Commercial New Construction Program
Department MidAmerican Energy

Place Des Moines, Iowa
Phone (800) 292-6448
Phone 2 (563) 333-8206
Fax (563) 333-8252
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/ee/ia_bus_comm_new_construction.aspx

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"