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Retail New Construction


For new construction projects, AW Services Group provides a quality meter installation program that can dramatically reduce impact and/or master meter fees, coupled with a premier billing service.

The developer simply has the city bring water service to the property with a minimal amount of master water meters. Developers have the choice of having their plumber install all the submeters or the leases are structured such that the submetering is a part of the tenant's build out responsibility. Meters will be shipped to the site for installation. AW Services Group will always install the onsite DCU (data collection unit). If the tenants are purchasing the submetering equipment, as new spaces are leased out, the owner/developer instructs the tenant's contractor to contact AW Services Group, who then coordinates meter installation with the new tenant's plumber. AW Services Group ships the meter with the pre-programmed transmitter already attached. Tenant's plumber installs. The day after installation, AW Services Group is tracking daily water consumption and billing the new tenant. They also offer the same service for electric and gas. AW Services Group will need a spreadsheet listing all the spaces to be submetered and the meter sizes required for those spaces. This information can be updated as leasing occurs.

Several of the country's largest developers such as Regency Centers have revised their lease language and specify AW Services Group' equipment for the onsite sub-metering system. They also provide contact information in the lease and the tenant handbook so that when the new tenant is ready to begin their build-out, their contractor can coordinate with AW Services Group. With the installation of this state-of-the-art RF (radio frequency) sub-metering system, AW Services Group is actually interrogating/reading each meter daily. Your company and your tenants then benefit from their full-service billing program that includes collections, reconciliation, customer service and monthly management reports.

Please see our Retail Utility Submetering page for a thorough overview of the submetering system itself.

Benefits:

  • Save on impact and/or master meter fees.
  • Potential exists for initial meter cost and installation paid by tenant directly to AW Services Group.
  • State-of-the-art wireless monitoring system. Water and/or gas and/or electric meters read daily.
  • DCU (data collection unit) requires cellular service which AW Services Group sets up and maintains and a 110 volt outlet (non-GFI) for entire property (typically located in fire riser room).
  • Standard meter installation with no special equipment required. Onsite plumber simply sets water meter labeled for that particular bay.
  • As each individual meter is installed, AW Services Group is tracking consumption daily.
  • Property management team inherits a full-service billing program including collection, customer service and reports decreasing administration costs and headaches and improving overall tenant relations. In addition, with daily meter readings, we are able to do same day billing cycle consumption comparisons between the submeter readings and the municipality master meter readings. If there is a discrepancy, we report such to management indicating there is a problem whether it is malfunctioning equipment, an underground leak or incorrect estimating driving high usage charges by the municipality.

Equipment


Large Commercial / High Volume Meters

Sensus Fire Line Water Meter
Sensus Omni Turbine Water Meter
Sensus Turbine Water Meter
Neptune Commercial Meter


Water

Master Meter Multi-Jets (5/8", 3/4" and 1")
Master Meter Multi-Jets (1 1/2" and 2")
Master Meter Flexibel Axis Meters

A.W.W.A. STANDARDS - The American Water Works Association has set standards that the industry believes all meters should meet. Some meters being sold on the marketplace today do not meet these standards and are, therefore, more prone to problems and a shorter life expectancy. American Water chooses its meters accordingly.


Electric

OSC SOLID-CORE CURRENT TRANSFORMERS
OSC ENERGY SCOUT+ WATTHOUR METER MODEL ESP2
OSC ENERGY SCOUT+ WATTHOUR METER MODEL ESP3-354EDM-N
OSC SPLIT-CORE CURRENT TRANSFORMERS


Gas

Actaris METRIS Gas meter


Wireless RF AMR (automatic meter reading) Systems

Hexagram Fixed Network Wireless AMR Systems
Hexagram Submetering Modules
Hexagram Submetering Data Collection Units

Announcements

 

Looking for a cost effective alternative to submetering

Looking for a cost effective alternative to submetering that equitably bills tenants based on consumption vs. square footage? AW Services Group’s estimated billing service TABS is used by various owners including RPAI, Equity One, DLC Management, RED Development, The Shopping Center Group and others. Read More»

Batson-Cook Development Company

We have been very pleased with both the savings realized by the use of AW Services Group sub-metering systems and with the lightened workload on our property managers not having to read meters and reconcile against utility bills on a monthly basis. Read More»

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Regency Centers Dallas Fort Worth

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Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc

I would highly recommend them, as my recovery for water alone at one center has gone from 10% to 80%. Read More»

Regency Centers Raleigh, NC

I have been extremely happy with AW Services Group since I first started working with Michael in early 2007. Read More»

Westdale Success Story

"In 2008, we purchased a property that was a water hog using over 2 million gallons a month. With the city of Atlanta having one of the most expensive water rates in the country and with more increases to come, we had to do something. AW Services Group came in, identified the problem, and offered a cost effective solution to reduce our monthly water bill. Since the installation, we have saved over 4.3 million gallons of water and approximately $72k in the first three months. At this rate, our payback will be less than 12 months! Because of the success of this one property, AW Services Group in now looking at all of our properties in Atlanta."

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Financial Analyst
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Geller Associates Property Retrofits

"Working with AW Services Group has been an extreme pleasure. From start to finish of the project, it was seamless and smooth. I would recommend anyone to use AW Services Group to improve their property and reduce their utility costs."

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Principal
Geller Associates Read More»




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