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If your business is in search of free and easy ways to lower your monthly energy bill, look no further than MidAmerican Energy's BusinessCheck program. If you own a qualifying small business, the BusinessCheck energy assessment can start reducing energy costs immediately and can provide additional ways to save on future energy costs – and it won't cost a thing!

Who Qualifies?
All small buildings located in South Dakota that receive electricity and/or natural gas supplied directly from MidAmerican Energy are eligible to be enrolled in the BusinessCheck program, including small retail businesses, restaurants, small office buildings, governmental organizations, churches, health care facilities and other for-profit and nonprofit organizations' small buildings. This program is designed to evaluate energy use in buildings up to 25,000 sq.ft.

Multifamily buildings in South Dakota that receive electricity and/or natural gas supplied directly from MidAmerican Energy also may be eligible for the energy assessment. To qualify for a multifamily housing assessment, the building must meet the following requirements:
  • Primary heating energy must be supplied directly by MidAmerican Energy
  • Four or more living units
  • An apartment complex
  • A condominium
  • Built before Dec. 31, 2003
What is a BusinessCheck Energy Assessment?
It is an evaluation of how your small business uses energy and includes specific recommendations on ways you can use energy more efficiently and reduce your monthly energy bill.

In addition to receiving recommendations on ways to save on energy bills, customers have the option to allow installation of energy-saving measures during or following assessments such as:
  • Faucet aerators
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • LED exit sign retrofits (multifamily excluded)
  • Water pipe insulation (multifamily excluded)
Following the assessment, participating customers will receive a report that includes energy-saving actions, complete with estimates of potential energy and cost savings, including low- or no-cost suggestions. The report also will include information regarding available MidAmerican Energy rebates to help ease the cost of investing in high-efficiency equipment that deliver long-term energy and energy cost savings. Rebates are offered on installed, qualifying energy efficiency measures in accordance with MidAmerican Energy's Nonresidential Equipment and Custom Systems programs.

Brochure and Application Form
You may request an on-site assessment or perform an online energy assessment of your small business. If you'd like to learn more about the BusinessCheck program, a brochure also is available.

You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your hard drive to view PDF files. Download a free copy by visiting the Adobe Download Site.

Questions?
Call our representatives at 800-292-6448 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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