Options for Monitoring Energy Usage

Excessive utility usage can often go unnoticed without an effective method for tracking. Tracking the energy and water usage in your multifamily building(s) is a good way to spot potential problems and it’s good for your bottom line! There are many ways a property manager or owner can track utility usage, each with different benefits and downsides. Some of the pros and cons of 4 different tracking methods are evaluated below.

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5 Reasons to Consider Grid-Tied Residential Solar

This is a guest post by Monica Gomez.

Grid-tied solar energy for residential homes is an easy, affordable, and clean way to generate energy from the sun to power a home. While the sun remains a constant figure in the sky, electricity bills seem to rise each year as buying electricity from the local electric company gets more and more expensive. With grid-tied solar energy, consumers pay a fixed rather than variable price for electricity. While this is reason enough to jump on board the solar wagon, here are five other interesting facts about grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) solar energy that you may not know.

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links for Better Energy Use

Looking for better ways to cut spending and increase energy efficiency in your home? WegoWise has you covered with our updated better energy use links! We took a look at reducing energy consumption and getting the energy we do use from better sources- and here's what we've found:

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Oh, the places you'll go

WegoWise turns five years old today.

Anniversaries and birthdays are important. They're an excuse to pause for a moment and reflect; to take stock of the past and appreciate the present.

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BERDO: Complying with Boston's Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Boston and Cambridge are requiring building owners to benchmark their energy and water use in 2015. BERDO and BEUDO will help their respective cities meet significant greenhouse gas reduction goals over the next few years. Buildings in Boston account for 70% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, and that statistic is even higher in Cambridge at 80% . That is more than double the emissions from the transportation sector!

 

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