We have all become acutely aware of respiratory health over the last several months due to COVID-19. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” […]
Welcome to the summer edition of the Journal of Utility Management, our quarterly magazine designed especially for those considering the operational impact of utilities on their multifamily businesses.
Summer is the season for vacations, picnics, pool time, visits with family and friends and more. It is also the time to implement effective energy and […]
The multifamily industry impacts millions of lives every day. As such, it is in society’s best interest that multi-family professionals do what they can to create healthy indoor environments within their communities. Residents receiving the full benefit of healthy indoor air is a win for everyone.
Residents benefit when apartment communities in deregulated energy […]
As new technology is further developed, we are starting to see a trend toward affordability and corresponding real potential for return on investments in sustainability projects.
Responsible fiduciaries in any industry must assess the rational quantitative value of spending money no matter the expense category. Money spent on one thing necessarily means that you are […]
Time is short and conservation measures need to happen now—just ask California Governor Jerry Brown who on April 1 implemented unprecedented mandatory water restrictions due to dwindling water supplies. In an effort to make the most of our time, Bell Partners has monitored the water usage of over 24,000 individual apartment units. By partnering with […]
The catch is that we owners and managers are not the primary consumers of the water we dispense at our properties, but our residents. The majority of an apartment community’s total water consumption is the combined consumption of the residents in their individual units.
Typically, management receives a bill for the water consumption of the […]