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Improve the performance of your commercial building through MidAmerican Energy’s Commercial Energy Assessment and Building Optimization program services. This program promotes comprehensive energy efficiency for existing commercial buildings regardless of size and need through energy assessments and building optimization services. You can increase your property values due to lower monthly operating costs, invest in advanced efficiency technologies, and improve building operation and comfort.

Energy Assessments
The assessment will include a review of the building and its operating equipment and systems. If a commercial building requires major system renovations or retrofits, MidAmerican Energy provides a free assessment that identifies energy-saving opportunities. Each recommendation includes estimated energy and cost savings, project cost, potential rebates and simple payback.

Incentives
  • Direct-install measures – Gain immediate cost savings! Our energy expert may install energy efficiency measures at no cost, as appropriate.
  • Equipment rebates – Customers are eligible for prescriptive and custom rebates as outlined in the nonresidential equipment programs.
  • Enhanced incentives – Bonus rebates are available when multiple projects are completed.
Qualifications
  • Participants must be commercial customers with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy Company’s Iowa service territory.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company must provide the primary electricity and/or natural gas to the equipment at the facility for which the rebate is being paid.
How to get started
Call 800-292-6448 and let one of our energy experts assist you with determining which service best meets your building needs. You can complete an online form requesting a callback from our energy experts to help you get started in enhancing the performance of your building.

Building Optimization Services will be available by April 1, 2014.

Building Optimization Services
Building tune-up and retrocommissioning are powerful but often underutilized tools for enhancing building operations and increasing efficiency through low- or no-cost measures and practices. MidAmerican Energy offers two optimization options to meet the needs of commercial buildings.
  • Building Tune-Up – This service targets smaller buildings that can achieve superior results from simple retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without having to incur the expense of capital investments to replace or abandon systems. Participating buildings must be <100,000 sq. ft., have rooftop units and be free of major problems requiring costly repairs or replacement of equipment. The goal of a building tune-up is to find easy-to-fix items that will enhance building performance and reduce energy consumption. Examples of corrective measures include:


    • Scheduling programmable thermostats
    • Adjusting/adding economizers
    • Repairing failed actuators
    • Adjusting minimum outside air percentages
Incentives
MidAmerican Energy offers a 50/50 cost share between MidAmerican Energy and the customer on assessment and measure implementation costs. Incentives cannot exceed an established cap.
  • Retrocommissioning – This service targets larger and more complex commercial buildings that can achieve superior results from intensive retrocommissioning strategies and operator training without having to incur the expense of capital investments of replacing or abandoning systems. Participating buildings must be >100,000 sq. ft., have a central heating and cooling system, a functional energy management system with direct digital controls and be free of major problems requiring costly repairs or replacement of equipment. The goal of traditional retrocommissioning is to optimize existing building systems and reduce energy consumption. Examples of corrective measures include:

    • Optimizing economizer and ventilation controls
    • Improving equipment sequencing and scheduling
    • Optimizing fans and pumps
Incentives
MidAmerican Energy will fund 100 percent of the retrocommissioning study. Study costs cannot exceed an established cap.

Building Operator Certification® is a nationally recognized training and certification program focused on energy-efficient building operations and preventive maintenance procedures. BOC training provides building operators with the skills and knowledge to incorporate energy efficiency into their operations and maintenance practices to reduce energy usage and costs. MidAmerican Energy Company offers a maximum rebate of $500 to eligible participants ($300 for electric customers, $200 for natural gas customers). Visit www.boccentral.org for additional information.

How to get started
Call 800-292-6448 and let one of our energy experts assist you with determining which service best meets your building’s needs. You can complete an online form requesting a callback from our energy experts to help you get started in enhancing the performance of your building.

How to apply for rebates
If you have a managed customer account, contact your MidAmerican Energy key account manager for more information about the program. Whether or not you have a managed customer account, you can learn more by calling 800-292-6448.

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