Zero net energy buildings will be increasingly commonplace in both multifamily and commercial sectors this year as developers move to gain marketplace advantage with new designs.
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Visa and MasterCard recently announced a settlement that allows merchants to add a surcharge to credit card transactions beginning January 2013. While credit card surcharges sound appealing on the surface, there are several details that property management companies need to understand.
By focusing on improvements in utility management such as reducing water consumption and lowing energy costs, The Laramar Group was able to increase the property value of its San Francisco-based Fillmore Center by $10 million.
Is your property being overcharged thousands for utilities because of dirty data? Find out how to ensure you have clean data and improve energy management.
A growing number of cities are mandating that property management companies participate in energy and water usage benchmarking programs. Regardless of your opinion on these benchmarking programs, you may eventually not have a choice in the matter.
Participation in the voluntary Multifamily Energy and Water Research Survey that began in June has already exceeded expectations even though all of the results have not been tabulated. Panelists at the National Multi Housing Council’s OpTech 2012 conference in Dallas gave an inside look at how the survey, designed to bring an ENERGY STAR® rating to the industry, is shaping up.
A multifamily property that has an ENERGYSTAR® rating has several advantages over those that do not, but an apartment community that isn’t eligible to get that little blue sticker can reap some of the same benefits by becoming a partner.
The Multifamily Energy and Water Research Survey that is currently under way could be the first step in the development of a universal multifamily ENERGY STAR® performance scale and certification for all properties.
According to a couple of energy think tanks, the apartment industry is wasting $3.4 billion a year in energy consumption. Property owners can get a grip on their usage by first understanding the relationship between natural gas and coal.
When it comes to the annual RealPage user conference, what happens in Vegas should certainly not stay in Vegas. PMI is heading to RealWorld 2012, the annual RealPage user conference, where we will be reporting on the latest industry and technology news and trends.
Research is showing that it costs at least 3-4 times more to turn an apartment unit if it was inhabited by a heavy smoker, reaching as high as $15,000 in extreme cases.
Having a long-term landscape plan enables property owners to not only minimize expenses but also ensure that the apartment community always looks its best. Here are six tips to consider when creating a long-term landscape plan.
Requiring renter’s insurance in the apartment industry has been a hot topic, but this way of doing business is gaining more and more acceptance. Apartment owners and managers report that new and existing residents are embracing the concept.
The trend toward mandated energy usage benchmarking is gaining traction among U.S. cities. Mandated or not, benchmarking is an important tool property management companies can use when developing a plan to reduce utility expenses and energy consumption.