An Energy Efficiency Rating for Multi-Family Units: How Can We Get There?

Chris Heinz - October 26, 2011

PMI_80A recent interview published in PropertyManagementInsider explores the challenges of developing and implementing energy efficiency ratings for rental units.

EnergyCAP CEO Steve Heinz suggests that future legislation may provide the impetus for information sharing between utility companies and apartment building owners that will provide a complete picture of tenant energy usage. This information could eventually provide the basis for an ENERGY STAR-type rating for an apartment complex or even individual submetered units within it.

The value of such an up-front rating is that potential tenants can more accurately anticipate energy expenses associated with a rental property. And multi-family property owners have a tool to assist them in energy analysis and capital improvements.

Read the interview.

Topics: Energy Management

Chris Heinz

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Chris Heinz

Chris is Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc., which helps organizations get value from their utility bills through energy management software. He's an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and a Certified Professional Life Coach. He also started www.Munyay.com to help people love their life and love their work.

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