In facilities where there are multiple tenants, monitoring actual consumption is a win-win for both the building owner and the tenants.
Facility Owners & Managers
Managers are able to allocate energy usage costs directly to the tenants. Energy costs can include not only electric but gas, water and BTU costs as well. In addition, all common area usage can be monitored and distributed equitably between tenants. Both tenant billing and common area allocation allows building managers to recoup energy expenses.
Tenants benefit from submetering of actual energy usage in two ways. First, tenants only pay for exactly what they use. They are not burdened with the overflow cost of large users as they would be if they were billed at a flat rate per square foot of space rented. Secondly, they gain control over their usage allowing them to conserve energy and benefit financially for their efforts.