Energy Management

Use less energy and pay less for what you use.

RealPage energy experts use industry-leading data analytics to help you maximize energy and water efficiency and reduce expense.

Energy Procurement Services

Energy-based procurement services help you to take advantage of potential cost savings and risk management opportunities in deregulated markets throughout the U.S.

Energy Commodity Procurement

These services reduce energy spending and manage the risks of the energy markets. We solicit multiple bids from vetted suppliers, review proposals, and negotiate terms for natural gas, electric and heating fuel procurement contracts to fit your strategy. RealPage assists in executing new contracts as well as managing contract renewals.

Interruptible Natural Gas Management

In some large metropolitan areas, natural gas utilities offer rate incentives to facilities with heating oil storage if they temporarily switch from natural gas to heating oil. This allows the utility to manage fuel usage during high demand periods. RealPage provides guidance, incentive negotiation, and fuel-switch notifications to help you capitalize on available rate incentives.

Continuous Service Agreements

CSAs reduce vacant expense once a resident moves out by automatically transferring electric or natural gas service into the community’s name under a pre-negotiated supply rate. RealPage evaluates and negotiates CSAs where available.

Resident Referral Program

Resident referral programs pay your property a fee each time a resident signs up with a preferred electric or gas supplier. RealPage helps you choose the optimal contract terms and secure the referral fees.

Energy and Water Conservation

Save up to 30% on energy and water usage with RealPage on-site audits and capital improvement projects. Raise property values and pass on the savings to residents to increase satisfaction and marketability.

On-Site Energy Audits

These audits help you understand the energy efficiency and related expense of potential or existing assets. We conduct a thorough on-site inspection of all energy-related procedures and equipment. This includes mechanical, lighting, plumbing and operational systems, along with a building envelope audit to identify potential costs savings and improved energy efficiency.

Conservation Projects

Our conservation program will identify electric, gas and water savings opportunities for your properties, and provide you with an end-to-end solution to help manage project completion. We’ll develop project proposals, manage the projects on your behalf and measure actual usage savings after project completion.

As your energy conservation partner, RealPage will:

Analyze

historical energy and water usage and compare against benchmarks to identify properties with the greatest opportunities.

Conduct

on-site audits to identify retrofit and replacement opportunities including lighting, boilers, plumbing fixtures, temperature controls, pools and irrigation.

Develop

conservation project proposals including costs, savings and ROIs.

Manage

retrofit and replacement project implementation, including contractor management.

Track

ongoing usage data and provide reports with actual usage savings and ROI post-project completion.

Rate and Tax Assurance

RealPage helps ensure that you are being charged the correct rates for your energy services. We analyze historical utility consumption and cost data to identify anomalies and rate savings opportunities. Get peace of mind knowing your properties are on the right rates.

Tax Exemptions

Roughly 70% of all properties located in states where multifamily utility usage is exempt from state sales tax are billed incorrectly. We identify tax issues, work with the provider to correct the billing, and follow up to ensure you receive your refunds.

Rate and Tariff Analysis

RealPage analyzes your properties’ rates for all water, gas and electric commodities. We evaluate the unit cost, and compare each utility account against tariff rates to identify potential issues. As needed, RealPage contacts your utility or state agency to correct rates and billing errors.

Benchmarking Compliance

RealPage helps you stay in compliance with mandated energy benchmarking through EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Many large cities have adopted energy benchmarking ordinances, which require commercial and multifamily building owners to report whole building energy and water usage through Energy Star Portfolio Manager. RealPage helps properties like yours comply with mandated benchmarking requirements. We’ll set up your properties in Portfolio Manager including your property characteristics. We will also gather, validate and upload the energy and water usage data needed to ensure compliance with all filing requirements.

For a list of utility benchmarking and compliance resources: https://www.realpage.com/utility-benchmark/

Reduce Costs Through Energy Management Essentials

Join Dimitris Kapsis and Dave Carpenter as they share their insights gained from years of experience helping multifamily clients reduce their energy and water consumption and spending.

This 35 minute webcast will help you learn what the essentials of energy management for multifamily companies are and how you can ensure yours doesn’t fail. Find out how to leverage utility data to help you use less energy and pay less for what you use.

Energy Benchmarking Compliance

Reduce Risk in Utility Management Webcast

More and more cities and states are requiring multifamily properties to use Energy Star Portfolio Manager for whole building energy usage reporting to drive reductions in energy consumption. Green Lending programs are also requiring usage of benchmarking data. Hosts Dimitris Kapsis and Bob Ricobene will shed light on the complexities of these reporting requirements and explain where, when and how to get in compliance.

Learn More: Utility Management Solutions Include

Utility Billing

Resident Billing delivers full service billing, payments, and reporting.

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Submetering

Submetering allows RealPage to allocate utility costs to residents based on actual consumption.

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Expense Management

Utility Expense Management tracks your properties’ usage, expense, and rate data.

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Energy Management

Energy Management helps you use less energy and pay less for what you use

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Utility Benchmarking

Utility Benchmarking is your essential pulse on the market and indicates how your properties measure up.

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Stay Informed: Utility Management Software and Services Videos

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Utility Management Solutions Overview Presentation

How to get vacant cost recovery, submetering, and utility billing services in one solution.

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RealPage Energy Outlook

Get exclusive access to the latest information on the forces that affect your energy rates.

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Are You Ready for California SB-7 Water Submetering?

Learn the who, what, why, when and how the new California law requiring submetering in all new multifamily construction.

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Utility Management Solution Review by Stephen Catarinella

How Realpage helped CAPREIT take control of utility costs and resident billing across their property portfolio.

Become an Insider: Utility Management Research & Articles

Navigating the Energy Map with Utility Management

Apartment properties stand as one of the nation’s largest consumers of energy.

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Benchmarking Compliance Using Energy Star Portfolio Manager

The filing dates to report building energy benchmarking data to the Energy Commission run from April 1 through July 1…

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Utility Management: Health is an Inside Job

Health is a hot topic these days. From insurance to lifestyle to diet, it’s anyone’s guess as to the best path to a long and healthy life.

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Utility Billing Risk Assessment: Scary or Not?

Utility billing service providers endeavor to mitigate risk while maximizing recovery. Here are some of the considerations we face in today’s legal environment.

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