Making It Right Using Submetering

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Monday, June 13, 2016 In : Submetering 

Condominiums often get short changed in many respects. They often aren’t serviced for garbage, snow plowing or street sweeping and many other amenities the same way as single family homes are and yet they pay comparable property taxes as their single family home counterparts.

Utilities are another area where condominiums often don’t get treated the same way as single family homes.  In many municipalities condominium buildings or townhouse complexes are classified as multi-residential and...


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5 Reasons to Use Submetering For Your Development Project in 2016 (Part 2)

Posted by Clean Cut Energy on Monday, April 4, 2016 In : Submetering 

If you’re a project manager working on a multi-unit residential complex in 2016, it’s going to be, important to consider submetering. Submetering provides residents with more services, environmentally-friendly spaces and additional transparency.


The team at Clean Cut Energy wrote this blog to help project managers understand the reasons behind submetering. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here—or continue with Part 2 below:

3. Submetering Provides Better Utility Management

A major...


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5 Reasons To Use Submetering For Your Development Project in 2016

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 In : Submetering 

As urban centres in southern Ontario look to densify, an increasing number of condominiums complexes and other multi-storey residential buildings will be entering development in the coming years. The changing housing market means that potential residents are looking for more services for what they’re paying, more environmentally-friendly spaces, and more transparency from condo boards or other authorities.

If you’re a project manager working on a multi-unit residential complex in 2016 ...


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Property Management Best Practices in Your Community

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Monday, September 14, 2015 In : Submetering 

If you want to be a best practice property manager, then it’s essential for you to consider sub-metering for your complex community. Without a sub-metering system in place, it’s difficult for managers to make informed decisions about resource-related problems. These problems can repeat themselves and will have to be addressed separately on each occasion.

For instance, with a single water meter in a large multi-unit complex, there is no way to distinguish between an infrastructure leak or a...

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Managing Long Term Cashflow as a Property Manager

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Monday, September 14, 2015 In : Submetering 


Keeping cash flow stable over a long period of time can be tricky for any organization. As a property manager for a condominium complex, staying on top of cash flow is a priority. Complexes typically budget on a yearly basis, which makes financial stability very important. Managers and boards will project costs like utilities at the beginning of each fiscal year for a property, based on last year's actual costs and making adjustments for increases in rates. If, for example, the utility bill...
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Sub-metering & Property Management: Conservation, Accountability & Transparency

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Thursday, May 21, 2015 In : Submetering 

Switching to a sub-metering system brings many changes to a condominium complex, but the most profound change is the behavioural change of the residents. Complexes that include the average utility cost as part of their monthly fees can create a culture of paranoia. Every resident is watching their neighbours to see whether they’re the one responsible for bumping up their monthly fees by excessive utility use. Are they watering their garden too much? Leaving their windows open in the winter...


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Why sub metering - conservation and corporate responsibility

Posted by Info Clean Cut Energy on Thursday, May 21, 2015 In : Submetering 

When structuring the water consumption of a multi-unit building or condominium complex, there’s no question that sub-metering is the right way to go. Sub-metering puts responsibility directly into the hands of the residents, encouraging people to conserve the resources they’re using on a daily basis. As a result, it’s both good for the environment and economically viable.

Experience shows that people who pay for what they use, use less. In a typical condominium there is a single meter f...


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