While a lot of the nation’s trends begin in California, I’m hoping the state’s drought isn’t one of them. After a decade of general scarcity the West is now in its third year of a debilitating drought.
At the beginning of the year Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency and the state’s Department of […]
Cities and states continue to bolster benchmarking, while the utilities baton is passed to the PUC in Texas. One thing remains: compliance falls squarely on the shoulders of the landlord.
Some of the latest legislation to affect apartment utilities has come from Massachusetts and Texas.
I know the last thing you want to read is another article, entry, see a meme, on water conservation and drought.
However, sharing is caring. If you manage property in California, it is important to share what resources are available to you during a scarcity. Although there isn’t much water, there is a plethora of […]
Benchmarking the energy used by our nation’s apartments has far reaching importance and the EPA’s new ENERGY STAR® 1-100 score for multifamily scheduled to launch September 16 may be a pivotal shift in gathering and analyzing this valuable data.
Many believe that energy efficiency will be where renters are won and lost in battle to […]
“Budget season is almost here. I’m so excited!” says Mary Nitschke, director of ancillary services for Prometheus and president of the Utility Management Advisory. Not many share her enthusiasm. Budgeting for utilities is more complex than most budget exercises because of the large number of moving parts.
Three of the largest variables are rate […]
On Sept. 16, 2014, the ENERGY STAR program will officially launch its much-anticipated score for multifamily buildings.
The new 1-to-100 score is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenda (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR commercial program.
“What we’re really looking to do,” said Michael Zatz, chief of the market sectors group for EPA, “is to get people […]