Category: Energy Efficiency


What is the Building Envelope and Why is it so Important to Energy Efficiency?

Simply stated, the building envelope is the physical barrier between the conditioned environment (heated or cooled) and the unconditioned environment. The envelope typically consists of walls and insulation, doors, windows, and roofs. These components work together to keep conditioned spaces comfortable for residents…

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Energy Conservation Through Messaging

How you can encourage residents to reduce energy use While residents often pay their own utility bills, many multifamily properties offer perks such as the use of common areas and paid water bills. When properties pay for energy and residents…

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Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck with Energy Upgrade California Multifamily

Many multifamily property owners express interest in making energy efficient upgrades at their property. But admit they just don’t know where to start! Incentive funds are available first-come, first served and these funds are limited. Now is the time to…

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Bang For Your Buck!

  TRC Energy Services participated in the new on-floor, live demonstrations at the recent San Diego County Apartment Association’s Rental Housing Educational Conference and Expo. Knowing many property owners and managers are interested in making energy efficiency upgrades but just don’t know…

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2012 – 2016 EUC MF Report Card Released

Since 2012, 21 properties representing 3,442 total units through the EUC MF program. These properties have received over $2.2 million dollars in incentives averaging at nearly $650 per unit. Learn more by clicking through to the Report Card!  

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Green Refinancing Program Designed to Help Multifamily Properties Save Energy

The Green Refinance Plus program, a new refinancing option from Fannie Mae and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides resources to multifamily properties to make energy efficiency and other needed renovations, which will help reduce long-term…

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Los Robles Apartments Case Study: Up Close and Personal.

TRC Energy Services recently presented a workshop on behalf of the San Diego Housing Federation that gave multifamily property owners and managers a unique opportunity to discuss energy efficiency with seasoned industry colleagues. Moderator Nicole Beaulieu of TRC Energy Services…

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Energy Efficiency Before Solar Makes Financial Sense

Mention reducing energy costs and most people jump to “solar” as the logical solution. An easy assumption to make — solar ads are everywhere, and the idea of harnessing the sun’s power to offset energy costs is very appealing. However,…

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Early Replacement vs. Scheduled Maintenance?

Oftentimes, financing early replacement of equipment, coupled with incentives now, may prove to be more cost-effective than waiting until a scheduled replacement of equipment or measures. Consider this case study of a two-story, four building, 77-unit style apartment community —…

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Millennials Rank Energy Efficiency in Their Rental Homes a High Priority

Millennials, comprised of 18 – 34 year olds,  represent one of the largest renting demographics. A stagnant job market, strict lending, and overwhelming student loan debt has forced Millennials to put off home ownership. Forward thinking multifamily property owners and…

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