1 2014 Iowa Business REFRIGERATION LIGHTING HEATING INSULATION SAVE ENERGY R E B A T E S S AV E M O N E Y alliantenergy.com/rebates
2 2 3 Iowa business Where to find it Small Business Energy Assessment Section Page It can be hard to know where your business is wasting energy and money. A FREE energy assessment ($500 value) from Alliant Energy gives you the answers you need. Air sealing... 9 Appliance Recycling Business Resource Center Computer equipment Custom Rebates Commercial New Construction Dealer Locator Duct repair, sealing and insulation... 9 Energy assessments... 3 Food service equipment Heating and cooling... 8 Insulation... 9 Lighting Motors Multifamily Rebate finder Refrigeration Small Business Energy Solutions Terms and conditions Variable frequency drives Water heating What s in it for you? A simple process that works for your busy schedule FREE installation of efficient products for instant savings A customized plan for energy- and money-saving improvements Connects you to rebates from Alliant Energy Energy assessment in action 1. Schedule assessment: Call or visit alliantenergy.com/startsaving. 2. On-site visit: Trained energy assessor visits your business to evaluate building construction, heating and cooling system, insulation, lighting, water heating, windows and doors, and more. 3. Free energy-saving products: While on site, your energy assessor may install energy-saving products such as CFLs, a programmable thermostat or water heater pipe insulation. 4. Customized report: Your assessor delivers a report that summarizes your building s energy performance, recommends improvements and outlines available Alliant Energy rebates. 5. Improve: Work with contractors in the Alliant Energy Dealer Network to complete some or all of recommended projects. 6. Start saving: Collect rebates from Alliant Energy and enjoy long-term savings. Qualifications Assessment must be conducted in a conditioned space to which Alliant Energy supplies the primary heating or cooling energy. Building must have been built before January 1, Building less than or equal to 20,000 sq. ft. Renter needs owner s prior approval. Get started Call or visit alliantenergy.com/startsaving to schedule your Small Business Energy Assessment today.
3 4 5 Lighting Lighting There are huge dollar savings hidden in your inefficient lighting. Energy-efficient equipment, effective controls and a well-planned design can result not only in energy savings, but increases in productivity, aesthetics and safety. Linear fluorescents Fluorescent tube lighting is a great way to light up large spaces, but not all fluorescents are created equal. Energy-efficient T8 lamps are up to 40% more efficient than old, inefficient T12 lamps. Bonus they also reduce eyestrain and render colors closer to natural light. High bay Lighting in warehouse, retail, manufacturing and industrial environments with ceiling heights greater than 20 feet is a particular challenge. Replacing outdated High Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures with specially designed T8 or T5 fixtures can have a simple payback as little as two to four years. Induction Induction lighting is essentially a fluorescent light without electrodes or filaments, the parts that often cause fluorescent bulbs to burn out. With an average rated life of 100,000 hours (that s 11+ years, operating 24 hours per day) it s a great solution where accessibility to change the lamp is a challenge. Do you have T12 lighting? The simplest way to tell if you have T12 lighting in your facility is to look at the end of a fluorescent tube. If it s 1 1/2 inch in diameter, it is likely an inefficient T12 lamp. T12 1 1/2 T8 1 Lighting controls Even energy-efficient lighting saves money when turned off! Adding lighting controls increases the flexibility of your lighting plan. CFLs and LEDs Easy energy savings: count up the number of screw-in bulbs in your office, break room, restrooms and storage areas. Consider the savings for one bulb. Bulb type Annual operating cost Incandescent 60 watt bulb $17.86 CFL watt bulb $4.61 LED 6-8 watt bulb $2.08 Exit signs Exit signs: Each one uses relatively little electricity, but they are on all the time. And there are a lot of them in schools, factories and office buildings. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are more than 100 million exit signs in the U.S., consuming billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity annually. LED traffic lights LED traffic lights use approximately 90% less energy than their incandescent counterparts, but that s just one advantage. Because they last so long, maintenance costs are reduced by 75%. This results in a simple payback as short as one to three years. T5 For a complete listing of lighting rebates and qualifications, please turn to page /8
4 6 7 Turnkey lighting Small Business Energy Solutions Who qualifies? The Small Business Energy Solutions program is available to Alliant Energy small business electric customers with total annual electric billing < $50,000 and buildings < 20,000 square feet. Questions? For more information on Small Business Energy Solutions, call us at or visit us online at alliantenergy.com/simplesavings. Sample projects Facility Type kwh Savings Project Cost Incentive (paid directly to contractor) Customer Balance Sample Lighting Retrofit Components Grocery Store 20,904 $4,458 $2,927 (66%) $1,531 T12 to T8 with delamping Incandescents to CFLs Metal halides and halogens to LEDs Office 19,796 $7,782 $2,771 (36%) $5,011 T12 to T8 with delamping Incandescents to CFLs Metal halides and halogens to LEDs Retail 25,698 $6,362 $3,598 (57%) $2,765 T12 to T8 with delamping Incandescents to CFLs LED exit signs Alliant Energy offers great rebates on lighting equipment, and now we ve added a complete turnkey lighting program that pays up to 75% of the total project cost right off the top! You simply pay the remaining balance. With the Small Business Energy Solutions program, you don t have to wait for a rebate check. Alliant Energy pays $0.14 per kwh saved directly to your selected lighting contractor. Here s how the program works: Select a specially trained lighting contractor and schedule a free, no-obligation lighting evaluation Schedule an evaluation at alliantenergy.com/simplesavings, or call After the evaluation the contractor develops a lighting project proposal, including costs and estimated savings, for your approval Upon project completion and verification, Alliant Energy pays contractor directly based on the kwh savings estimate up to 75% of the project cost You pay the remaining balance directly to the contractor Here s an example Replace 64 interior lights and 10 exterior lights with qualifying energy-efficient lighting. $3,500 - total project cost $2,625 - paid directly to contractor by Alliant Energy $875 - your cost, paid to contractor In addition, you would save $1,280 on annual energy bills, reaching payback on your investment in nine months.* *Assuming an energy savings of 16,100 kwh at $0.10 per kwh What customers think When we reviewed the energy savings and payback period, along with the fact that Alliant Energy paid a large portion right off the top, it was simple to say yes. Once the project was completed, our employees noticed an immediate improvement in the lighting which translates into improved productivity for our company. Joe Robinson, Nelson Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5 8 9 Is it time to invest in new equipment to keep your business comfortable? With rebates for boilers, chillers, heat pumps, high-efficiency fan motors and thermostats there is an option for everyone. If you re not ready to replace your system, check out our new HVAC tune up rebate! System tuneup Keep your current HVAC equipment working at its best. With our new HVAC tuneup rebate, there is one more reason to get an annual check up to keep your system operating at its peak efficiency. Hotel key card system Heating and cooling The guestroom keycard energy management system can send guest rooms into an occupied or unoccupied mode and change the room settings to save energy. This technology provides guests with the control they want, while you save anytime the room is empty. Programmable thermostats Programmable thermostats can help you save up to 10% on heating and cooling when you adjust your thermostat for eight hours a day. Wi-Fi programmable thermostats will allow you even more control and potentially greater savings through your phone or other mobile device. Insulation and air sealing What s the number one way to save energy? It s insulation. Start with a free Business Energy Assessment to find out where you need insulation and have air leaks. Find details on page 3. Now our rebates include ductwork insulation, repair and sealing. Duct insulation You re paying to heat or cool the air that runs through the ductwork. Up to 30% of your energy can be lost if your ductwork is not insulated. Insulating ductwork is especially important if the ducts run through unconditioned spaces. The air running through the ducts can be warmed or cooled by the air temperature of the spaces the ducts run through. See all the rebates for insulation and air sealing on page 24. Duct repair and sealing Did you know up to 20% of your conditioned air could be leaking through your ducts? The result is higher energy bills and difficulty keeping your business comfortable. Stop duct leaks by repairing and sealing your ducts. Chiller pipe insulation Do you have piping in unconditioned spaces? Adding insulation on chiller pipes keeps the temperature of the water running through the pipes cooler improving the system s efficiency. Plus, it can control condensation on the pipes. Boiler vent damper Improve gas boiler efficiency with a boiler vent damper. It keeps cold air out and warm air in. The damper automatically allows the boiler to exhaust properly during operation, but prevents conditioned air from leaving your business. ECM furnace motor Electronically commutated motors (ECM) deliver multiple advantages. They run cooler and quieter and require less maintenance over a longer lifespan. All while using up to 50% less energy compared to induction motors. Heating and cooling rebate details available on page 22-23
6 10 11 Refrigeration Keeping it cool Walk-in strip curtains Rebates on refrigeration equipment just got easier! Previously, refrigeration rebates were available only through our Custom Rebate program, but starting in 2014 we re offering standard rebates on the most popular refrigeration equipment. Anti-sweat heater controls It s low-tech, easy to install, uses no energy to operate, and yet continuously saves you energy and money. What is it? It s the strip curtain on your walk-in refrigerator or freezer. By keeping dry, cold air in, and warm, moist air out, strip curtains lower electric bills and extend product life. In addition to saving energy, they help keep out dust, debris and bugs! Opening between the strip curtain and bottom of doorway must be no larger than one inch. Strips must have an overlay greater than one inch. Walk-in evaporator fan controllers Evaporator fans typically run at normal speed all the time, regardless of demand. An evaporator fan controller will automatically adjust fan speed, allowing for energy savings without an impact on the overall temperature of the cooler or freezer. Must reduce fan motor power by at least 75% when the compressor(s) cycle off. Refrigerated glass display cases use anti-sweat heaters to prevent moisture from forming on their glass and frames. Most typically operate non-stop 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even when conditions don t require it. That can add up to as much as $200 per year per door in energy costs! Adding anti-sweat heater controls saves you energy and money, in the range of 70% to 90%. Controls must automatically reduce energy consumption of the anti-sweat heaters by at least 50%. Electronically commutated motors for refrigerated display cases and walk-ins Evaporator units, each with a small fan motor are integral components of walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Though each motor is small, when considered together and running continuously, the energy consumption is considerable. Installation of Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs) can significantly reduce energy consumption and your energy bill. Must replace shaded-pole or permanent-split capacitor evaporator fan motors. Scroll compressors Scroll compressors not only use less energy, but have significantly fewer moving parts, resulting in superior performance, lower maintenance cost and greater reliability. Must replace reciprocating compressor. Display case night covers Leaving display coolers uncovered at night can waste a lot of energy. Using night covers on display coolers lowers heating and air conditioning costs overnight. Just keep things undercover while the store is closed. Must install a cover on an existing open refrigerated display case. For a list of all refrigeration rebates, see page 25.
7 12 13 Food service equipment Water heating Rebates on everything but the kitchen sink Alliant Energy s food service rebates aren t just for restaurants! Schools, grocery and convenience stores, community centers and churches any place there s food service preparation, there s potential for energy savings. Whether you re serving up school lunches or dinner at a five-star restaurant, it s an energy-intensive business. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR, the annual cost to operate a single gas or electric fryer is often more than the annual utility bill of an average home. Red-hot rebates Investing in new ENERGY STAR qualified cooking equipment could save you up to 30% on energy costs. Alliant Energy rebates range from $500 to $1,500 help you make the upgrade on cooking equipment including: Broilers Fryers Griddles Steam cookers Convection ovens Conveyor ovens Rotisserie ovens Rotating rack ovens Does your business use a lot of water? Water heating can be a large expense for many businesses. How large? It s typically the second biggest energy user, right behind heating and cooling. Saving energy can help your bottom line. Drain water heat transfer system Use the water you ve already paid to heat to preheat more hot water. Drain water heat recovery systems can recover heat from the hot water used in showers, dishwashers and clothes washers. Swimming pool covers Don t let your energy dollars swim away. Save up to 70% on heating costs by using a pool cover. Pool covers reduce heat loss and water evaporation and save you money. Spa and hot tub covers Relax, we ve got you covered, with a rebate that is. A well-insulated spa or hot tub cover traps in the warmth of your hot tub or spa and reduces water evaporation. Water heaters Use of a high efficiency water heater can cut your costs up to half, according to ENERGY STAR. Check out our water heating rebates on page 24. Find complete food service rebate qualifications on page 28. On the cooler side Alliant Energy can also help you to keep things cool with rebates on all sizes of new solid and glass door refrigerators and freezers. Cleaning up Serving all those delicious meals can result in a mountain of dirty dishes, pots and pans. Not to mention silverware! Alliant Energy helps you clean up for less with new commercial dishwasher rebates of $125 to $250. There are rebates on new commercial clothes washers too for all those aprons, towels and uniforms. Also of interest Check out rebates on refrigeration equipment including walk in strip curtains, evaporator fan controls and vending machines on page 25.
8 14 15 Commercial New Construction Plan ahead to maximize Alliant Energy s Commercial New Construction program provides complimentary energy design assistance and financial incentives to help offset the cost of implementing energy efficient strategies. The program is available to businesses that have new construction, additions or renovation projects before the design phase. A customized energy model simulates energy use for your project, demonstrating which strategies have the greatest impact and which are the most cost effective. Strategies are then selected by the building owner and the design team, assisted by the energy design consultant. Systems available for energy modeling include: Motors Energy-efficient motors pay for themselves The extra cost of an energy-efficient motor is often quickly repaid in energy savings especially when you factor in a rebate from Alliant Energy. Lower operating and maintenance costs coupled with relatively short payback periods make efficient motors a sound business investment. Industrial electric motors represent the single largest end use of electricity in the United States. The Department of Energy recently estimated that 25% of the electricity sold is consumed by industrial electric motors used to power production processes and heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Daylighting controls Find rebate information on motors from horsepower units on page Envelope systems Heating and cooling Lighting controls and design Variable frequency drive Load responsive equipment Add variable frequency drives for even greater savings to your energy-efficient motor. Outside air control systems Window layouts For details visit us online at alliantenergy.com/newconstruction. Multifamily Looking to build a new multifamily unit? Alliant Energy has multifamily new construction rebates. Multifamily is defined as: Three or more units in one building shell Three stories or less Located on one lot with common space Minimizing operational costs can mean the difference between success and failure for many companies. Optimizing motor system efficiency can significantly reduce operational costs. That s where variable frequency drives (VFDs) come in. VFDs match the speed of motor-driven equipment to the process, simultaneously reducing operating costs and improving overall efficiency with typical energy savings up to 50%. Alliant Energy offers VFD rebates of $35 per horsepower of the motor being used. Multifamily rebates are calculated per square foot: Heating and cooling $1.00 per square ft. Heating $0.55 per square ft. Cooling $0.25 per square ft. Call today for a FREE Multifamily Energy Assessment. Our energy assessor will pinpoint where energy loss is occurring in your units, and what you can do to lower monthly energy bills and increase your property value. The assessor will also give you FREE energy-saving leave-behind kits for your tenants and install some measures on the spot. These moneysaving kits include low-flow showerheads, CFL bulbs, LED nightlights, faucet aerators and more. Visit alliantenergy.com/ multifamily or call ALLIANT ( ). For more information, go to a l l i a n t e n e r g y. c o m / r e b a t e s or call ALLIANT ( ). For more information, go to a l l i a n t e n e r g y. c o m / r e b a t e s or call ALLIANT ( ).
9 16 17 Resources Computers Business Resource Center Give us a call Our staff of energy consultants are ready to help you start saving. By phone, online or via , we re here for you ALLIANT ( ) alliantenergy.com/brc 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Doing business with us Everyone uses energy differently - and pays their bills in different ways. Choose the option you like best. You can go paperless, set up automatic payments, pay from your mobile device, set up a one-time payment online or by phone, or even send a check in the mail. Review all the options at alliantenergy.com/paymybill. Computer Equipment Start saving money on energy costs today by upgrading the equipment your employees use most computers, servers and software. An ENERGY STAR qualified computer delivers substantial savings over a conventional computer. Desktop, integrated desktop, and notebook (laptop) computers, workstations, small-scale servers, and thin clients are all eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label, and those that do are now more efficient than ever. Power management is also important to saving energy, especially since computers are often in use more hours per day than they used to be. ENERGY STAR power management features place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep mode after a designated period of inactivity. Simply hitting a key on the keyboard or moving the mouse awakens the computer in a matter of seconds. Find complete rebate information and qualifications on page 29. Dealer Locator Finding an energy-smart contractor near you is as easy as 1, 2, 3 Sometimes the hardest part of the job is finding someone to do the work! Alliant Energy can help with our online Dealer Locator. Step 1) Start at alliantenergy.com/dealerlocator Step 2) Enter your zip code, select customer type and type of contractor you re looking for and search within a 25, 50 or 100-mile radius Step 3) Click Submit and you ll find a list of professionals participating in Alliant Energy s Energy Efficiency Dealer Network program
11 Iowa Business Energy-Efficiency Program Lighting Bulbs and/or fixtures must be ENERGY STAR or DesignLights Consortium qualified as appropriate. ENERGY STAR CFLs Minimum purchase 10 bulbs 50% of Minimum purchase price $1 per bulb equipment purchase price ENERGY STAR CFL fixtures $20 ENERGY STAR LED bulbs $10 LED fixtures 30 watts $30 ENERGY STAR or DLC qualified watts $ watts $100 4-ft.-HPT8 Existing systems only $3.25/lamp Replacing T8 or T12 Lamp and Ballast Ballast factor < 0.79 Lamp and ballast combinations must be listed on the CEE high-performance T8 qualifying products list 4-ft.-reduced wattage T8 Existing systems only $4/lamp Replacing T8 or T12 lamp and ballast Ballast factor < 0.79 Lamp and ballast combinations must be listed on the CEE high-performance T8 qualifying products list 4-ft.-high bay T8 fixture Fixtures above 15 ft. $14/lamp 4-ft.-high bay T5HO fixture Fixtures above 15 ft. $15/lamp T8 or T12 delamping Completed project must result in a net reduction in the quantity of lamps $0.50/ft. HID (High Bay) delamping Pulse start or ceramic metal halide < 320 watts Pulse start or ceramic metal halide > 320 watts Metal halide replacement lamp < 360 watt replacing 400 watt De-lamping must be accompanied by lamp and ballast replacement/retrofit The total number of lamps claimed for de-lamping cannot be more than the number of replacement lamps installed Must replace probe start fixtures The retrofit kit must include lamp and ballast Must replace probe start fixtures The retrofit kit must include lamp and ballast with fixture Lamp replacement of an existing 400 watt metal halide $0.05/rated fixture watt $25/fixture $50/fixture $3/lamp Lighting (con t.) Induction lighting < 75 watt $30/fixture Induction lighting watt $50/fixture Induction lighting watt $100/fixture LED replacement exit signs Existing construction only $5/fixture Photoluminescence exit signs Must replace incandescent or CFL exit sign $10/fixture Traffic lights: red 10" or 12" lamp Yellow lights do not qualify $25/lamp Traffic lights: red 8" lamp Only replacement projects qualify for rebates $20/lamp Traffic lights: green 10" or 12" lamp New construction projects are not eligible $50/lamp Traffic lights: green 8" lamp $40/lamp Traffic lights: green arrow lamp $40/lamp Traffic lights: 12" don't walk lamp $25/lamp Traffic lights: 8" don't walk lamp $20/lamp Bi-level control for stairwell or Bi-level stairwell occupancy sensor control $25/control corridor lighting 50% lighting power during unoccupied time Daylighting controls with daylight Minimum 45 watts controlled per control $25/control harvesting ballasts Occupancy sensors Wall-switch, fixture-mounted, remote-mounted $20/control Controlling < 500 watts and > 45 watts Wall-switch, fixture-mounted, remote-mounted $40/control Controlling > to 500 watts Time clocks and timers for lighting Minimum 45 watts controlled per control Existing construction only Commercial grade $20/control Summary of accepted LED lighting fixtures: All ENERGY STAR categories Outdoor fixtures: Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted, Bollards, Parking Garage, Fuel Pump Canopy, Landscape/Accent, Architectural Flood and Spot Luminaires Indoor fixtures: Wall-Wash, Track or Mono-Point Directional, High-Bay, Low-Bay, and High-Bay Aisle Luminaires All categories mentioned above with retrofit kits are eligible.
12 22 23 Heating and cooling Equipment must be listed in the current AHRI or ENERGY STAR directories Natural gas boilers 87-89% AFUE $300 < 300 MBTUH Must be listed in AHRI 90% AFUE or greater $800 Boiler vent damper Automatic air flue damper $150 Natural gas furnaces Furnace > 94% AFUE $500 Maximum BTUH 225,000 Furnace > 96% AFUE $700 HVAC system tune-up Air conditioning $20/ton Alliant Energy must provide HVAC system s natural gas or electricity Maximum rebate 50% of total tune-up cost Heat Pump $20/ton Maximum rebate 50% of total tune-up cost Chiller $10/ton Maximum rebate 50% of total tune-up cost Natural gas boiler or furnace $0.35/MBTU Minimum $50 Programmable thermostats Must have a 7 day, 5+2 day or day program $50 Includes Wi-Fi models Hotel activated key card system Controls room HVAC and lighting $70/control Controls HVAC only $50/control Air conditioners SEER/EER 14.5/12.0 $200 < 65,000 BTUH SEER/EER 15.0/12.5 $350 Must be listed in AHRI directory SEER/EER 16.0/13.0 $500 SEER/EER 18.0/14.0 $650 Premium efficiency air conditioners > 65 and < 135 MBTUH: Minimum EER $50/ton > 65,000 BTUH Must be listed in AHRI directory > 135 and < 240 MBTUH: Minimum EER > 240 and < 760 MBTUH: Minimum EER > 760 MBTUH: Minimum EER Air source heat pump Tier 1 SEER/EER 14.5/12 and HSPF 8.2 $300 < 65 MBTUH Tier 2 SEER/EER 15.0/12.5 and HSPF 8.5 $400 Must be listed in AHRI directory Tier 3 SEER/EER 16.0/13.0 and HSPF 9.0 $600 Premium efficiency > 65 and < 135 MBTUH: $150/ton air-source heat pumps > 65 MBTUH Must be listed in AHRI directory Maximum 20 tons Minimum EER-11.3 and Minimum COP > 135 and < 240 MBTUH: Minimum EER-10.9 and Minimum COP > 240 and < 760 MBTUH: Minimum EER-10.3 and Minimum COP Geothermal heat pump Minimum EER and Minimum COP $800/ton Maximum 20 tons Minimum EER and Minimum COP $1,200/ton Units over 20 tons are eligible for a Custom Rebate call Minimum EER and Minimum COP $1,600/ton Desuperheater Add-on for air-source or geothermal heat pump $150 Heating and cooling (con t.) Chillers Water cooled-positive displacement/reciprocating $7/ton Tons < 150: full load-kw/ton < IPLV - kw/ton < Tons > 150 and < 300: full load - kw/ton < IPLV - kw/ton < Tons > 300: full load - kw/ton < 0.59 IPLV - kw/ton < Water cooled-centrifugal $15/ton Tons < 300: full load - kw/ton < IPLV - kw/ton < Tons > 300 and < 600: full load - kw/ton < IPLV - kw/ton < Tons > 600: full load - kw/ton < IPLV-kW/ton < Air cooled type $25/ton Size < 150 tons: full load - EER > IPLV - EER > Size > 150 tons: full load - EER > IPLV - EER > Size tons > 600: full load - kw/ton < IPLV - kw/ton < Chiller pipe insulation > R11; must exceed Iowa State Energy Code, $2/linear foot existing buildings only Package terminal air conditioner Minimum EER $40 Package terminal heat pump Minimum EER and Minimum COP $75 Electrically commutated fan motor Installed on electric furnace, natural gas furnace, air-source heat pump or central air conditioner $100 Tonnage is defined as the sum of the units that make up the system. One geothermal rebate per well field. Additional units drawing from the same well field are eligible for equipment-only rebates.