Livable often hits double-digit usage decreases for buildings that implement the RUBS program - Ratio Utility Billing System. For example, in a fully occupied four-unit building, water and electricity use went down 31 percent in the first year that Livable’s RUBS was implemented.
The benefits of consuming less and conserving more
At Livable, we know that energy conservation contributes to our goal of saving the environment and saving apartment owners money.
Congress did not pass any new legislation and, in fact, its initial moratorium expired in July 2020. After that point, the extensions were directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which claimed it was authorized by a 1944 law to mandate that people stay in their homes so that they would not be put into situations where they might become infected with and spread COVID-19.
In most locations, summer is the time when residential utility use really skyrockets. The air conditioning is on full blast and people stay in seeking refuge from the heat, using lights and electricity during peak hours when rates may be higher. Sweaty weather also means more showers and loads of laundry, increasing water bills.
With days to go before the end of a nationwide eviction moratorium, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended the federal order until June 30. The previous extension was due to expire at the end of March, which was already an amendment to the original end-of-January extension...