January 15, 2020

New Bemidji First City Liquor building qualifies for rebate from Otter Tail Power Company

Participates in Integrated Building Design Plus program

The city of Bemidji, owner of the newly constructed Bemidji First City Liquor building, recently received a $25,351 rebate for participating in Otter Tail Power Company’s Integrated Building Design Plus program.

The Integrated Building Design Plus program provides design assistance, energy modeling, rebates, and comparison analysis of various HVAC and efficiency options for new construction commercial buildings. Through this program, the city of Bemidji staff worked with Otter Tail Power Company and Wildan, a third-party consultant, to determine energy-efficient design.

This project incorporated several energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling system and refrigeration technologies. “These efficiency investments, combined with our company’s rebate, will lower operating costs and result in a simple payback of under six years,” said Otter Tail Power Company Senior Commercial Industrial Representative Roger Garton. “The Bemidji community prides itself on being energy-conscious and the city is leading by example with this project. The end result is a beautiful and energy-efficient building.”

To learn more about the Integrated Building Design Plus program, visit otpco.com/IBDP.