Seattle, WA Othello Plaza
Submeter Solutions provides comprehensive utility cost recovery programs for multi-unit properties. This includes electric, gas and water. We can deliver a full solution including system design, equipment, installation and billing services. At every stage of the process we deliver unsurpassed customer service that exceeds the expectations of our customers.
Mercy Housing’s Othello Plaza is a new-construction, 217-unit affordable housing community in the heart of Seattle’s Othello neighborhood.
While many see the primary goal of submetering as the ability to bill tenants for their utility usage, Mercy Housing saw an opportunity to utilize submeters for their leak detection and water conservation capabilities.
Mercy Housing’s chief goal was to conveniently access tenants’ water usage in-house and use that data to incentivize water conservation in tenants. Mercy Housing looked to implement the system at Othello Plaza as part of a long-term water conservation initiative and use its success as a benchmark for its other properties.
Scope of Project
Submeter Solutions saw Mercy Housing’s goals with Othello Plaza as an opportunity to provide a user-friendly, easy-to-read wireless submetering system optimized to the specific needs of the complex.
Submeter Solutions selected a Next Century remote reading system for its sleek user interface to allow Mercy Housing to easily collect its tenants’ usage. We worked closely with Mercy Housing as well as plumbing subcontractors and general contractors to install the gateway and meters before fully commissioning the system.
After the success of the submetering system and incentive program at Othello Plaza, Mercy Housing will continue on to implement the same Next Century-based system at its new constructions across Seattle.
- Equipment Supplied July 2019
- Installation and Commissioning Completed September 2019
Submeter Solutions has provided metering systems at a total of four PCC stores. Customer requested electric meters that can monitor and record hourly usage and hourly reads for gas and water meters. Submeter Solutions provided a metering solution that combined feature rich Dent Powerscout electric meters, water and gas meters sized uniquely for each meter point and an Obvius AcquiSuite data logger to collect data and upload to a web server. Water and gas meters were monitored wirelessly with a compatible NoWire wireless reading system. The customer is able to view and monitor different department utility usage to better manage store resources.