About Us

About Us


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 conversation 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.

Metering Statement

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


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 use of techniques and technologies that best represent the actual consumption of a utility by the multifamily resident or commercial resident, within these constraints.


RESIDENT UTILITY BILLING
UTILITY ALLOCATION METHODS
RUBS BILLING EXAMPLES
BEST PRACTICES
THE BENEFITS OF RUBS
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
CONCLUSION