Save energy by submetering commercial space

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Jean Savitsky
Energy and Sustainability Services

An owner of apartment buildings in New York City reduced energy usage at five properties by 26 percent—a total of 8 million kilowatt-hours per year—simply by installing sub-meters in units and charging the cost directly to renters.

Click here to read the full article reported by Multi-Housing News.

This is just the latest evidence that submetering electricity and other utilities results in lower usage. That’s why submetering is part of the energy-reduction strategy being implemented at the Empire State Building, and why the New York City Council in 2009 approved legislation requiring commercial tenant spaces over 10,000 to be submetered by 2025.

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