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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.
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.
Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) is an acceptable practice for cost allocation where metering is impracticable or not economically feasible. RUBS’ cost allocation may be calculated on any method that fairly and consistently allocates costs.
Where structurally practical and economically feasible, submetering is the preferred method of utility cost allocation.
The 2015 Fall Meeting will be held in Santa Barbara, CA on October 14-16. More information about the event will be sent out and we look forward to seeing you there. Read full article
On January 1, 2015, California Assembly Bill 2451 went into effect. Due in large part to the efforts of the UMCA and other industry stakeholders, increased flexibility has been introduced to the state’s testing protocols to ensure that apartment developers will have a ready supply of water submeters. Read full article
A new legislative session is well underway in Ohio, and the UMCA has been busy aligning strategic support in anticipation that representatives may introduce new submetering legislation. Read full article
In a recent ruling, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that Minn. Stat. 504B.215 “does not prohibit a landlord from billing tenants for fees charged in connection with tenants’ utility bills ... Read full article