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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

SHOPPING CENTER
Utility Allocation Program
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

  • Accurately allocate utility costs amongst users
  • Reduce tenant billing disputes
  • Improve timeliness of billing information
  • Satisfy lease obligations
  • Provide 3rd party "expert" independence
  • Maximize recovery of utility expenses
Action Steps
Evaluation

  • Review lease language
  • Evaluation of landlord's and tenants' utility systems
  • Assemble historical utility allocation methodology
Implementation
  • Interview to determine current industry knowledge
    • Marketing and Sales management
    • Customer Reps (sampling)
    • Regulated and/or unregulated entities
  • Review current Building Marketing Plan
  • Obtain listing of properties, ownership, loads, etc.
  • Deliver an in-depth report with analysis of existing plan and recommendations for future improvements
Ongoing Support

The long term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a systematic approach, consistently applied, with periodic reviews.

  • Update the utility allocation methodology whenever significant changes occur to the system
  • Fielding questions throughout the year by tenants, management and accounting
  • Assist in the settlement of tenant billing disputes

To send comments to George R. Owens, click here: gowens@EESIenergy.com.

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