Energy Efficiency and MULTIFAMILY BUILDING Design

The Commercial New Construction (CNC) program provides complimentary energy design assistance and financial incentives to help offset the cost of implementing energy-efficient strategies for multifamily and commercial buildings in Iowa. Incentives are paid to building owners for implementing energy efficiency strategies, and design teams receive an incentive for participating.

CNC participants receive energy design assistance and a customized energy model that simulates energy use for new construction and change-of-use renovations, demonstrating which efficiency strategies would have the greatest impact and be most cost-effective. 

Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy offer incentives up to $1,100 per unit. MidAmerican offers a bonus incentive of 50%, up to $1,650 total per unit for qualified low-income developments.

Design team members or building owners may enroll a project in the program.



For program details and additional information, please refer to the links below:

For program questions and to get started, reach out to the CNC team:

Plan to Save, During Design

The sooner you begin, the greater your opportunity to save energy and maximize incentives.

Planning and Design

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Energy efficiency made easy!

From enrollment to incentive, we make it easy to find the best energy-efficient solutions for your multifamily facilities.

Asset 5@3x
Provide your building's basic info in our application
Asset 1@3x
Preliminary Analysis
Real-time evaluation of energy-efficiency improvements and bundled whole-building strategies
Asset 4@3x
Final Analysis
Pick the best fit for your goals, and we'll analyze energy savings and eligible incentives
Asset 6@3x
We confirm your project was built to plan and issue a verification report
Asset 2@3x
Utility provides financial incentives for your completed project

Complimentary Services

  • A customized energy model simulating how energy will be used
  • Assistance identifying and evaluating energy-saving strategies
  • Analysis of energy costs and paybacks
  • Financial incentives to help offset the cost of implementing energy-saving strategies