I found a bit of irony in these words. If you are like me, the prospect of the future might not seem so simple at all. It might be more intimidating or confusing than anything. Maybe more scary than simple.
We are constantly presented with another innovation, new technology, or cutting-edge product to make […]
You may have noticed we’re in the midst of a digital transformation. As both residents and owners align on a common future, the importance of energy to virtually everything continues to transform mainstream operations and permeate the lives and expectations of those residents we serve.
Energy is the heartbeat of civilization. As goes the […]
Predictive analytics is about to meet the apartment business—and residents—in a meaningful way.
Submeters measure, monitor and collect data. They identify electricity, water and gas usage down to the individual apartment unit. Most are non-intelligent measuring devices that track usage and provide data back to a server. While the data tells the story, the […]
Today’s apartment owners are tasked with finding digital solutions for more livable communities. It’s a new day and a new experience for resident and owner, alike.
As apartment communities become more intelligent, operations must become more efficient and communities more responsive. From utility billing to maintenance requests to predictive analytics, we’re beginning to see […]
Summer is expected to bring warmer than normal temperatures, some grid vulnerability—and higher prices.
Electricity is unlike any other utility. It cannot be stored and the supply must be exactly matched to the highly variable demand at all times. In 2016, there were 8,084 power plants delivering a total of 4,137.1 terawatt-hours of […]
As IoT devices continue to gain traction with apartment residents, there is a new and growing expectation among renters.
The internet of things (IoT) is defined as an internet where everyday objects have network connectivity that allows them to send and receive data. Connected devices afford residents with lifestyle benefits and convenience, and make […]
If you aren’t collecting, learning and getting prescriptive guidance from your data, your system is not working.
The race is on.
Hundreds of buildings have already become integral players in the emergence of smart cities. Then there’s the national march toward aggregating and analyzing all of the country’s building data through EPA’s Portfolio Manager […]
At the end of August, the Energy Star metric will experience a sweeping reset that is certain to push some properties out of the range of qualification. The recalculation will affect all building types and the average scores of nearly all categories, including multifamily housing, are expected to drop—many by double digits.
The updated […]