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

Last DSIRE Review: 11/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
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
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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.

  Commercial New Construction Program
MidAmerican Energy
Des Moines, IA
Phone: (800) 292-6448
Phone 2: (563) 333-8206
Fax: (563) 333-8252
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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