Having more residents at home stresses buildings and staff alike.
Water use is also up. At New York City-based Bright Power, a purveyor of energy and water management systems for commercial and residential buildings, water use increased 21 percent across a sampling of its clients’ communities in April compared to the same period the year prior.
“With residents at home, we have seen an increase in water consumption at multifamily properties,” says Samantha Pearce, Director of Energy Management Services at Bright Power. “For owners who do not sub-meter or bill back utilities, they are certainly hurting now with those increased costs.”
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