Is your building working hard enough for your business? MidAmerican Energy Co. has introduced a new commercial energy assessment program designed to assist companies of all sizes in saving money on their energy bills.


The company's Commercial Energy Solutions program provides its Iowa commercial customers with energy assessments and building optimization services that are tailored to their building size and individual needs.  


"We offer this program to help eliminate the barriers and minimize the time required by a business owner to determine exactly where and how their facility can save energy," said Tina Yoder, energy efficiency manager for MidAmerican Energy. "An energy assessment or building optimization service quickly pinpoints efficiency opportunities and gives business owners the information they need to make sound energy- and money-saving improvements."

 Although MidAmerican Energy has offered a commercial energy assessment program in the past, the company has recently completely revamped it to make it more relevant to small businesses as well as larger companies, said Ruth Comer, a company spokeswoman.


The Commercial Energy Solutions offerings include:

  • Free energy assessments. Energy efficiency experts will conduct a walk-through of the facility and review its operating equipment and systems, including factors such as lighting, heating and cooling, insulation levels, water heating and appliances.
  • Building optimization services. These services identify and address issues that may be costing businesses thousands of dollars a year in unnecessary operating costs. Options include an Express Building Tune-Up for smaller facilities and retrocommissioning for larger and more complex commercial facilities.

With both services, MidAmerican Energy provides financial incentives to fund a portion of the cost of the survey or study, as well as additional incentives earned through energy savings from implemented projects.


To find out if they qualify for free energy assessments and building optimization services through the Commercial Energy Solutions program, MidAmerican Energy commercial customers are asked to call 800-292-6448 or email