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Our research database continues to expand. The database includes Best Practices, Federal Rules, Member News, Legislative Updates and much more for each individual state.


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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

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • MESSAGE FROM THE UMCA CHAIRMAN

    Another quick year has passed and once again it was time for your UMCA board to meet in Tampa on March 15th for our annual planning meeting. Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • UMCA RESEARCH DATABASE

    We have just completed a round of updates to the research database.This project included the update of 12 different states Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • UMCA WILL BE AT THE NAA CONFERENCE

    The UMCA is proud to announce that it will have a booth at the NAA Tradeshow, June 21 – 24, 2017. Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    In addition to monitoring and working on several state initiatives, the seven person Government Affairs Committee is working Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • OHIO LOBBYING EFFORT

    The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has had its eyes on regulating the submetering industry since early 2016, which is in addition to the state legislative action. Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • MARYLAND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

    The UMCA Government Affairs Committee has been actively following the Maryland legislature in the 2017 session Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • NEW JERSERY

    The UMCA continues to support the efforts of the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) Read full article

  • 15 Mar
    2017
  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    The UMCA is encouraged by recent press in one of the industry leading trade magazine Units. 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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