On today’s episode, we are joined by Anselmo Torres and Kelly Stinson, to talk about water conservation, specifically as it relates to multifamily. Water conservation in multifamily is critical, not only as a means to protect this invaluable, finite natural resource but also serves as a way to quickly and efficiently reduce operating expenses.
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Currently, there is a massive gap regarding the water conservation educational resources available to multifamily owners, particularly how it affects the property’s NOI. Through their work, Anselmo and Kelly, hope to fill this void. They focus both on educating owners as well as the project management services that they provide. For them, spreading the message of the importance of water conservation is equally as important as securing clients to utilize their services. They take us through some of the issues that multifamily properties often have with water usage, what can be done to fix these problems and why it can be beneficial to use outside project management services to handle water-related upgrades. To learn more about the often overlooked, but hugely important topic of water, join us today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Some insights into Kelly and Anselmo’s water conservation work.
- Using a water conservation partner is useful both before and after a deal has been secured.
- How difficulty completing a work order can lead to unreported leaks on a property.
- In order to calculate water savings, it is important to work out the baseline water usage first.
- Some red flags to look out for to see whether there may be leaks or water wastage.
- The benefits of having a third-party project manager handling water-related upgrades.
- The numerous ways that clients can use Kelly and Anselmo’s services.
- Project turnaround time and how they are able to be so efficient.
- Some of the biggest culprits responsible for leakages.
- How the Green Rewards Program is set to change in 2020.
- Why education on water conservation is so important for Kelly and Anselmo.
[bctt tweet=”The interior water usage typically equates for about 34% to 35% of the total water bill. That doesn’t include irrigation. — Kelly Stinson” username=”whitney_sewell”]
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About Anselmo Torres
Anselmo Torres created a software program called LeakAware, that helps multifamily properties monitor their water consumption and detect high consumption leaks. He has walked over 300 properties across 30,000+ units, performing audits and collecting data. He is passionate about water conservation, sustainability and saving our most precious resource one leak at a time.
About Kelly Stinson
Kelly Stinson shares the same passion for water conservation and has even been dubbed the ‘Potty Princess.’ She earned this nickname through her commitment to awareness, education and support for multifamily property owners’ nation-wide, related to the financial and environmental impact of their old toilets. Thus far, Kelly has saved property owners over $2 million on their water and sewer bills, along with reducing water consumption by just over 200 million gallons — enough water to fill over 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
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