4 tips for Chicagoland Cooperator’s Expo attendees
Oct 7, 2014

The Chicagoland Cooperator’s Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt. Expo
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
Keeping tenants happy and lowering costs are the primary concerns for most multi-family residential building owners and property managers. And typically, the biggest costs facing them every year are energy costs. Are you a property owner or manager?  If so, you’ll definitely want to visit the Alternative Utility Services Exhibit Booth (#211) at the Chicagoland Cooperator’s Expo.

Learn how one or more of these 4 things could impact your bottom line:

#1 Demand Response

The power company could spend millions of dollars on building a new power plant, or it could pay you instead for volunteering to turn your building into a virtual power plant and income generator. What’s the best part? Curtailment events are extremely rare, so even if you never have to curtail you still get paid!

When you enroll to participate in a demand response program, you’re letting the regional transmission organization (RTO) know that they can rely on you to curtail your building’s electric load if needed. Demand Response (DR) helps the power company keep the grid stable, preventing costly power outages.

Demand Response enrollment space is limited, so be sure to sign up sooner than later.

#2 Benchmarking

Chicago’s mandatory energy benchmarking rules have a lot of property owners and managers scrambling to meet their compliance deadlines. If you’re still uncertain about Chicago’s energy benchmarking requirements and what you need to do about them, now’s the time to ask.

The value of benchmarking can also extend way beyond the basics. According to an EPA study, energy benchmarking policies are effective in motivating building owners to invest in future energy efficiency projects. Find out how benchmarking can work for you.

#3 Winter pricing

Anyone who managed to survive last winter’s polar vortex will also remember the record-breaking increases in energy costs that resulted. Many sources are already predicting another colder-than-average winter this year. Lock in your natural gas and electricity pricing early to provide budget certainty and protection from the volatile pricing of another harsh winter season.

#4 Enter to win a pair of Blackhawks tickets

Make sure you find the AUS Exhibit Booth #211 and enter your business card or contact info for a chance to win a pair of Chicago Blackhawks tickets, with parking pass included.

Alternative Utility Services, Inc. (AUS), established 1993, is a licensed energy consulting company providing energy brokerage and aggregation services nationwide. AUS provides a wide range of professional procurement and consulting services including electric, gas, residential, reverse auction, demand response, auditing and benchmarking. 800.392.4287

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