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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

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.


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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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Become a Member!

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 Mar
    2016
  • The UMCA Board of Directors

    The UMCA Board of Directors will be attending their annual Spring Meeting on March 8th-9th in Safety Harbor, FL. Read full article

  • 1 Mar
    2016
  • OHIO LOBBYING EFFORTS

    As anticipated, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio opened an investigation in Mid-December 2015 into the scope of the Commission’s jurisdiction over submetering in Ohio.  Read full article

  • 1 Mar
    2016
  • MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

    As you may know, a bill was recently proposed in the Maryland General Assembly that would prohibit RUBS allocation for water/sewer across the state for all properties as of January 1, 2017. Read full article

  • 1 Mar
    2016
  • OTHER LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

    Legislative Updates for CALIFORNIA and FLORIDA 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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