Studies show vast amounts of cost effective efficiency potential available in the United States, multifamily housing in particular. In other words, a lot of the energy delivered to multifamily or residential buildings is wasted and goes out the window.
Residents in Multifamily and Residential Buildings tend to incur higher energy costs than residents of single family houses on a per square foot basis.
The most common factors of wasted energy in Multifamily facilities include building conditions, lack of resident control over central heating and cooling systems, greater resident density, metering arrangement and more. It is also common that older buildings are likely to have uninsulated walls, single-pane windows, extensive air filtration issues and other features that can lead to less energy efficiency.
But at the same time, some older buildings (generally those built before 1950) appear in some ways to be more energy efficient than many newer buildings, specially during the summer, due to design attributes that make them livable without central air conditioning. Good ventilation and free cooling on temperature days are some examples.
Energy efficiency upgrades have multiple benefits for the residential and multifamily sector. DVM Industries’ turnkey approach makes it easy to improve your multifamily building, reduce your energy cost and improve your tenants’ quality of life.