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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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For more information on becoming a member or to learn more about the organization, email execdirector@umca.org



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Latest News

  • 14 Oct
    2015
  • UMCA Fall Meeting

    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

  • 1 Jan
    2015
  • California Lobbying Efforts – CA AB 2451 comes into effect

    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

  • 1 Jun
    2014
  • OHIO Lobbying Efforts

    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

  • 17 Aug
    2014
  • Utility Billing Admin Fees Deemed Valid in Minnesota

    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

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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