Energy costs are on the rise across the nation. The American Water Works Association estimates that the average indoor water use per person is 94 gallons per day.
Adopting conservation-friendly practices is often more challenging for the affordable housing industry due to regulatory and budgetary issues. Older buildings with aging infrastructures are another issue many affordable housing property owners and managers face on a daily basis.
While submetering and billing residents for their individual usage may provide recovery options for some properties, regulatory restrictions may prohibit these billing practices.