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Energy Conservation Information

The use of natural gas, petroleum fuels, and electricity has both environmental and economic repercussions. Not only is the cost of fossil fuel on the rise, its overuse results in the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to erratic climate changes. If we do not conserve energy, it will exhaust, global warming will go into full effect, and we will have nothing to use to power up the luxuries in life we now rely on. Just as important as it is that we conserve (or reduce consumption), we need to invest in energy efficient technology that assures production of the same level of output, but by using significantly less energy. The advantages of energy conservation and efficiency are two-fold: reduce consumption and save money.

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Commercial Water & Energy Company supplies property managers, owners, and landlords with submetering solutions, remote meter reading equipment, energy utility management, and software billing systems. By monitoring gas and electricity usage more closely, unusually high spikes or drops can be better managed and energy conservation measures can be better gauged over time. These tools can encourage tenants, like you, to find ways to conserve in everyday life and make smarter energy-efficient buying decisions. From laptops to light bulbs, there are energy conservation options and efficient alternatives that can help you reduce this monthly utility expense. Below are a few tips to consider.

Energy Conservation Tips:
  • Set your programmable thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter and as high as is comfortable in the summer.
  • Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight.
  • Keep the refrigerator at a temperature between 37° - 40°F and the freezer between 0° - 5°F.
  • Air-dry clothes on drying racks.
  • Wash clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible.
  • Enable energy saving modes on a computer.
  • Unplug appliances or use a power strip and use the power switch on the power strip to cut all power to appliances when not in use.
  • Replace 15 inefficient light bulbs with halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and save $50 a year.

We use energy in so many ways every day, from making coffee to checking email. Using a little less energy will help us preserve our resources and protect our planet. At Commercial Water & Energy, we want to help you integrate energy conservation measures into your daily routine – not only for the world in which we live, but to spend less on utilities and more on what makes life worth living.

The Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) is one of the utility management services offered by Commercial Water & Energy. With RUBS, tenants are billed according to a ratio utility calculation based on pre-established criteria. The calculation is made monthly after the receipt of the municipal water supplier billing or at a time that is most convenient for you. Residents are billed for their ratio utility consumption and allowed seventeen days in which to send payment. Contact Commercial Water & Energy to learn more about RUBS and other utility billing options for your multi-tenant community.