A study has been made of the difference in electricity usage between residents of "Electricity included" apartments and those tenants who pay individual "light bills." The factors which influence owners' and builders' choices of metering service are discussed in detail.
Data taken from over 100 apartment buildings or complexes in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas and from over 50 major electric power companies are used as the basis for the reported results. Contractors estimates of the costs to convert building service from master to individual meter and some bases for these costs are presented.
The energy conservation potential which might be realized through nationwide elimination of master metering is discussed.
Gross, Gordon, "The Energy Conservation Implications of Master Metering of Electric Service in Apartments" (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 58.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
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