» posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 11:41 pm by Woody Wilson viewed 173 times
Energy monitoring systems are already a popular fixture in commercial buildings, but they’ve yet to take hold in the multi-family housing market. The reason for this is unclear. However, it’s obvious that this is a missed opportunity.
Energy monitoring systems are an often ignored method for renters to measure and reduce their energy cost and ecological footprint. Renters can instantly tell how much energy they are using by plugging in a simple energy monitoring system. Just having this knowledge is shown to reduce energy use by at least 12%.
Given this backdrop, it’s surprising that more apartments owners don’t promote energy monitoring systems such as Google PowerMeter. It can be a great way to help renters reduce consumption, and for apartment owners to attract the coming wave of tech- and green-savvy renters.
Promoting these tools in apartments is easier than you think. If marketed as an extra amenity, it could serve to attract more occupants. Apartments can use this as a selling point to differentiate them from other, less environmentally conscious, complexes. In the coming age of environmental responsibility and smart energy usage, property owners would be wise to make use of these devices.
For more information on how apartment owners, and renters, can take advantage of energy monitoring visit the Software Advice website. You can view find the full article at: Cut Apartment Energy Costs with Energy Monitoring Systems.