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RUBS: Ratio Utility Billing System

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RUBS is an acronym that stands for Ratio Utility Billing Systems. RUBS is utilized when the constraints of space and construction do not allow a property to be sub-metered. No initial capital investment is required and the system is based on pre-calculated formulas. The formula is determined by variables such as the number of occupants and the square footage of the units. Different variables are used for different utilities and are usually determined by state regulations. RUBS can increase your utility cost recovery and savings when you cannot meter each individual unit. RUBS is calculated on your monthly bill, allowing the property owner to recover a greater percentage of their utility expenses. More information on RUBS can be found at the following websites:

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