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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 UMCA Board of Directors will be attending their annual Spring Meeting on March 8th-9th in Safety Harbor, FL. Read full article
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
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
Legislative Updates for CALIFORNIA and FLORIDA Read full article