Ratio Utility Billing Services (RUBS or Allocated Billing)
How Does it Work?
Simply put, resident bills are calculated by allocating a
portion of the community's entire bill to each apartment unit
based on the size, number of occupants and/or a
combination of these factors.
RUBS Is An Alternative To Submetering
RUBS billing can help your utility cost recovery when you
cannot use submeters. RUBS are calculated based on your
monthly utility bill; therefore; you will be able to recover a
greater percentage of your utility expense.
Does RUBS Promote Conservation?
Yes. While submetering encourages individuals to conserve
utilities, RUBS will promote the community as a whole to
RUBS Billing Is Fair
Each municipality sets strict rules regarding what criteria can
be used for RUBS billing. While RUBS billing does not
measure a resident's exact usage, the allocation methods
used are based upon industry-wide statistics.
Bills are calculated based on the reading from a meter which
measures the consumption for each apartment unit. This
allows you to take the cost of resident utilities out of your
overhead. You will eliminate the guesswork involved when
you include utilities with rent.
Submetering Encourages Conservation
Residents who are fiscally responsible for their utility
consumption tend to use less. Submetering can reduce your
overall utility consumption, while encouraging your residents
to become aware of the environment.
Submetering Is Fair
In a submetered environment, the resident actually using the
utility is in control of their own consumption.
Multi-Item Utility Bill
Bills can be sent with one to six different types of charges
(including pest control). Different methods of calculation or
flat charges are available for each type of utility or charge.