Submetering & RUBS Company in Atlanta

Submetering Apartments in Atlanta is very common. NES Submeters various apartment buildings in Atlanta and the surrounding cities.
Submetering or RUBS billing in Atlanta requires knowledge of the state utility management rules. Georgia does not regulate submetering for gas and electricity but water is regulated. In fact, all buildings constructed, permitted or renovated after July 1, 2012, are required to be constructed in a manner that permits measurement by the owner. In Georgia, Submetering for water is allowed, however, the resident’s lease must allow for utility billing. National Exemption Service (NES) is an expert in submetering and utility billing and can help you navigate the regulations.
What is Submetering?
Submetering involves the installation of equipment to measure and bill each unit’s water/sewer, gas and electric use. Submetering has been used since it was invented in the early 1920’s.
What are the benefits of Submetering?
When a property takes advantage of submetering, it raises consumer awareness, users work harder to conserve, therefore reducing overall consumption dramatically. We typically see around 30% water savings. The real estate owner is able to save money since the tenants pay for the water they used. Common area water usage can be accurately measured and billed accordingly. The return on the investment is usually seen within 12 months but can be as soon as 6 months.
What type of real estate is Submetered?
All types of real estate can be submetered. We serve both new construction and existing properties, those with equipment in place and those requiring equipment. Properties types include apartment communities, mobile home parks, townhomes, condominiums and shopping centers. We specialize in properties with 100+ multifamily units.
What is RUBS and how can it help real estate that can’t be metered?
RUBS is an acronym for Ratio Utility Billing System. RUBS uses formulas to allocate utility costs for water/sewer, gas, and electricity when submetering is not an option or if your investment dollars can be better utilized elsewhere. We have a variety of RUB options to choose from and our team will outline them in accordance with your goals.
How important are Submetering regulations?
Submetering regulations are very important. The laws and regulations regarding submetering multi-family properties change frequently. If you plan on Submetering your own real estate, we highly recommend staying up to date with the latest regulations.
NES is one of the largest Submetering companies in the USA. NES has dedicated compliance staff to keep up with state regulations. NES President & Owner is also a voluntary board member of the Utility Management & Conservation Association which makes him privy to best practices in the industry. NES currently services real estate in various Georgia cities including Atlanta, Athens, Savannah, Sandy Springs, and Roswell, to name a few.
6 Factors to Consider in a Water Submetering Company
When choosing a Submetering company for your commercial or residential properties, it’s important to consider the following:
Water Meters
Submetering in Georgia requires attention to unique laws and regulations.
  1. History of the submetering company and ownership
  2. Type of meters the submetering company offers
  3. Cost of meters (Many companies markup over 50%)
  4. Length of warranty offered on meters
  5. 24/7 Auto leak detection
  6. Ease of payment portal and autopay for tenants
About NES
NES is American-owned and operated by its founder since 1988. Submetering has changed dramatically since the 80’s, new meters are state-of-the-art wireless devices that report usage back daily. NES also offers leak detection services for an additional fee.


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