Nonresidential Energy Analysis
Eliminating energy waste is an ideal way to benefit the bottom line of your business.
The Nonresidential Energy Analysis program promotes in-depth energy assessments and the
implementation of comprehensive energy-saving strategies in large existing commercial
buildings and industrial facilities. The program offers expert advice and assistance to
organizations to help customers identify and pursue energy efficiency improvements.
MidAmerican Energy provides participating customers with a no-cost scoping-level facility
wide energy assessment, assistance with investment-grade studies and financial rebates.
Here's How the Program Works
The process begins when we prescreen your facility to confirm your eligibility. The
program is designed for business facilities 50,000 square feet or larger where MidAmerican
Energy delivers electricity and/or natural gas in its Iowa service territory. Commercial,
industrial, institutional and governmental facilities are eligible for the program.
We will schedule, at your convenience and at no cost to you, a diagnostic evaluation of your organization's energy management practices and a comprehensive facility walk-through energy assessment to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
Following these assessments, MidAmerican Energy will provide a written report summarizing
the recommended energy-saving opportunities and include methods to better manage energy
issues and usage. Potential energy-saving opportunities that will reduce energy usage and
cost will be identified and categorized as one of the following:
- Low/no cost – opportunity with a capital cost of less than $1,000
- Capital investment – opportunity with a capital cost of greater than $1,000
- Detailed studies – opportunity for which additional investment-grade analysis is recommended
Once the comprehensive facility energy assessment is completed, organizations may choose
- Complete individual energy-saving projects and receive standard rebates for
qualifying measures through MidAmerican Energy's Nonresidential Equipment and Custom
- Enroll in EfficiencyPartners® and receive enhanced financial rebates and
no-cost technical assistance
The EfficiencyPartners track is for organizations interested in pursuing a comprehensive
approach to energy management and achieving high-performing facilities. This track
complements the efforts of organizations whose facility energy assessment report identified
significant and comprehensive opportunities and who plan to implement many of the
identified opportunities over time.
Enhanced financial rebates
help offset the upfront cost of installing qualifying
energy-saving opportunities recommended in the facility energy assessment report.
EfficiencyPartners are eligible for enhanced financial rebates that include bonus
rebates when multiple projects are completed. Enhanced cash rebates buy down the
simple payback for qualifying projects by up to four years. Rebates may not buy down
the simple payback below one year.
Receive no-cost technical assistance
- Developing a comprehensive energy assessment report
- Benchmarking the facility’s energy use
- Identifying energy-saving opportunities
- Determining opportunity savings
- Completing rebate applications
- Locating equipment vendors
- Preparing requests for price quotations
- Evaluating vendor proposals
- Reviewing feasibility/detailed analysis studies
- Measuring and verifying project performance and energy savings
Learn more about the Nonresidential Energy Analysis program by viewing a program brochure
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Learn more about the following by viewing our fact sheets:
View several testimonials
of commercial and industrial customers who have participated in the EfficiencyPartners
track of the Nonresidential Energy Analysis program.
Call our representatives at 800-432-8583
or contact your key account manager.
Download Detailed Study Request Form
Download Program Participation Application and Authorization
Download Project Summary Form