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We Believe In

The UMCA community serves the multifamily and commercial real estate industry specific to resource conservation, metering, and utility management. The overall Mission and utility allocation industry focuses on issues that may affect utility services for customers.

Our members include manufacturers, service providers, property owners, and managers with an interest in promoting a 'Green Lifestyle' of conservation and accountability.

The UMCA focuses specifically on submetering and allocation billing methods in an effort to promote conservation while helping reduce costs through accountability. The UMCA offers members a unique set of membership services that include principles and best practices for managing your metering, conservation, and utility management programs.




Mission Statement

To promote increased conservation and cost management of utilities within the multifamily housing industry. This will be accomplished by educating the industry on best practices, latest technology, and regulations relative to utility cost recovery.

RUBS
Statement

RUBS is an acceptable alternative to submetering when the economic cost of submetering, or the risks associated with installing submeters, outweighs the benefits. When deploying any utility cost recovery methodology, the UMCA supports the ...


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Metering Statement


Where structurally practical and economically feasible, submetering is the preferred method of utility cost allocation.



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Conservation Tips

Water

Water

Simple water conservation tips for every household
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Electricity

Electricity

Conservation tips for both Summer and Winter
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Heating

Heating

(Natural Gas) conservation tips.
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SUBMETERING & UTILITY MANAGEMENT

Water Meters

Water Meters

There are two primary technologies
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Electric Meters

Electric Meters

For retrofit units, a typical electric submetering system
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Gas Meters

Gas Meters

The submetering of gas can take place in a broad
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Wireless AMR Systems

Wireless AMR

Wireless Automated Meter Reading (AMR) systems use
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For more information on becoming a member or to learn more about the organization, email execdirector@umca.org



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Latest News

  • 1 Jun
    2016
  • INTRODUCING UMCA'S NEW BOARD MEMBER

    As you know, there was a recent Board seat vacancy. We thank everyone who participated and voted through our email ballot election.  Read full article

  • 1 Jun
    2016
  • UMCA'S GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    The UMCA’s Government Affairs Committee has formed with the mission of advocating the interests of the submetering and allocation industry through pro-active relationship building and legislative and regulatory initiatives, and reactive lobbying efforts as issues arise. Read full article

  • 1 Jun
    2016
  • OHIO LOBBYING EFFORTS

    As you may know, the Association has been working with UMCA representatives to introduce a bill that would allow owners to recover their utility costs and billing fees while still protecting residents from unreasonable or inflated utility charges Read full article

Our Board of Directors

Mark Jarman

Chairman
Inovonics, Manufacturer

Jim Nehl

Vice Chairman
Meterlogix, Manufacturer

Joshua McCallum

Secretary
Ocius, Service Provider

Jerry Baker

Treasurer
National Exemption Service, Service Provider

Arthur Blankenship

Director
Argen Billing & Conservation. Service Provider

Franklin Jiron

Director
YES Energy Management, Inc., Service Provider

Ashley Velasquez

Director
Minol USA, Service Provider

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