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Keep conditioned air inside your business where it belongs by upgrading your building shell. View our building shell tables.

Qualifications
Note: The following information applies to all types of insulation:
  • Heating energy for the building must be purchased directly from MidAmerican Energy Company.
  • The rebate amounts listed are based on heated and cooled space. Rebates for areas not cooled will be adjusted accordingly.
Attic/Roof/Ceiling Insulation
  • Must have less than R-24 existing insulation to qualify.
  • Present insulation R-value must be brought up to current Iowa Energy Code to qualify for a rebate. No rebates for attic/roof/ceiling insulation above Iowa Energy Code.
  • Insulation added directly on top of suspended ceilings does not qualify.
  • All conventional insulation materials are eligible for rebates. No additional rebate is given for more expensive alternative insulation materials such as spray foam.
  • Radiant barriers are not eligible.
  • Insulation to be installed evenly and consistently throughout the attic and to not extend beyond the eaves.
  • Damming material should be added to prevent insulation from restricting attic ventilation from soffit vents and to keep insulation from heat sources such as flues, lighting, etc.
  • Rebate will be paid based on the type of energy purchased from MidAmerican Energy. Both fuels 100 percent; the split is 70 percent natural gas; 30 percent electric.
Sidewall Insulation
  • There must be no existing insulation installed to qualify.
  • All conventional insulation materials are eligible for rebates. No additional rebate is given for more expensive alternative insulation materials such as spray foam.
  • Rebates not available for sidewall insulation above Iowa Energy Code.
  • Rebate will be paid based on the type of energy purchased from MidAmerican Energy. Both fuels 100 percent; the split is 70 percent natural gas; 30 percent electric.
Windows
  • Customer must submit a National Fenestration Rating Council label for each style of window with the rebate application.
  • The U-factor must be better (more efficient) than Iowa Energy Code to qualify for a rebate.
  • Rebate will be prorated based on the type of energy purchased from MidAmerican Energy Company. Both fuels 100 percent; the split is 65 percent natural gas; 35 percent electric.
Note: For existing building only, does not include new construction. Rebate applications must be submitted within six months of dealer invoice for the equipment/material purchased.

How to apply for rebates
Download the insulation or windows application and include product specifications, dated invoices and installation date(s) and submit to MidAmerican Energy. Also include the NFRC labels for windows.

Once the equipment is installed and your application is reviewed and approved by MidAmerican Energy, your incentive check will be issued. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Call 800-894-9599 with questions.

Spray Foam Insulation
All conventional insulation materials are eligible for rebates. No additional rebate is given for more expensive alternative insulation materials such as spray foam.

Spray foam does qualify for sidewall insulation. The project must be brought up to current Iowa or Illinois Energy Code, based on the building type using the R-value specified by the spray foam manufacturer, to qualify for a rebate. There must be no existing insulation installed to participate, and there are no rebates for sidewall insulation above Iowa or Illinois Energy Code.

There are instances when spray foam insulation can be used below deck in existing buildings and qualifies for a rebate, as long as the proper R-value is attained as directed by the current Iowa or Illinois Energy Code.

If you have questions about MidAmerican Energy’s rebate programs, call 800-894-9599.

Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems
Technology is always changing with new and innovative high-efficiency products. MidAmerican Energy encourages these innovations and if specific equipment you intend to purchase and install is not listed, it may qualify under Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems.

Qualifications
  • All custom systems must have a less-efficient alternative available for baseline comparison purposes.
  • Preapproval is required prior to purchase or installation. Projects must be completed within 12 months of preapproval. Complete this preapproval form.
  • Eligibility is based on the qualifying equipment or system’s energy savings, peak demand savings, usage profile and incremental cost.
  • Equipment must be new.
Rebates
View the Custom Project Calculation and Industrial Partners bonus incentive calculation.

Did you receive preapproval and need a self-verification form? Download Custom Systems Rebate Self-Verification Form.

Questions?
Call MidAmerican Energy at 800-318-8915 with questions about application procedures, qualifying projects, incentives or verification procedures.

Download Custom Systems Rebate Self-Verification Form

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