September Tip of the Month-Utilities

Information on USALI’s 11th edition classification of Utilities.

The 11th Edition is very specific in its definition for the Utilities Department. The only line items that should be included here are:

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Water/Sewer
  • Steam
  • Chilled Water
  • Other Fuels (examples include propane, kerosene, diesel, geothermal, solar, wind)
  • Contract Services (firms that are engaged in energy audits, water reclamation, or other services that reduce energy consumption)

Things that don’t belong under Utilities (and where they belong):
cable (Rms), internet (Info & Tel), garbage (Maint), pest control (Maint).