Utility Audit Case Studies

The best way to become familiar with what we do is by reading about the utility audits that we’ve performed for other customers.

November 2001

The Bayside Commons Homeowners Association, lo­cated in Albany, Calif., consists of 235 condominiums. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field inspection of their prop­erty uncovered the following opportunity for utility expense reductions.

August 2001

The Foothill Business Association consists of approximately four square miles of business street medians and adjacent slopes, landscaping, commercial signage, parking lot median landscaping and lights, and one recreation center, all located in Irvine, Calif. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field in­spections of their property uncovered the following utility billing errors and overcharges and opportunities for future utility expense reductions.

March 2001

The Harbor Creek Community Homeowners Association consists of 152 condominiums located in Dana Point, California. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered the following utility billing errors and overcharges and opportunities for future utility expense reductions.

February 2001

The Harbor Gate Homeowners Association consists of 179 con­dominiums, and it is located in Harbor City, California, not far from Long Beach. Analysis of the association’s utility bills and on-site field inspection of their property uncov­ered the following utility billing over­charges and opportunities for utility ex­pense reductions.

January 2000

The Harbor Pine Creek homeowners associ­ation in Wilmington, CA (Los Angeles County), a property chat comprises 220 condominiums, was paying out too much in monthly utility costs. Recently, the association contacted Pacific Utility Audie Inc. to con­duct a study on how it could reduce these fees to a more manageable level. Pacific Utility Audit’s analysis of the association’s utility bills and on-sire field inspection of the property uncovered several utility billing overcharges and opportunities for utility expense reductions. These overcharges and opportunities are described in chis article.

August 2002

The Harbor Village Homeowners Association consists of 584 con­dominiums and apartments, and it is located in Wilmington, Calif., which is in Los Angeles County. Our analysis of their utility hills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered the following utility billing overcharges and oppo1iunities for utility expense reductions.

April 2001

The Newport Community Homeowners Association con­ sists of 281 condominiums located in Newport Beach, California. Our analysis of their utility ­bills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered the following utility billing errors and overcharges, as well as opportunities for future utility ex­pense reductions.

May/June 1994

Casta del Sol Homeowners Association is a 1927 unit adult community located in the rolling hills of Mission Viejo The community is built on approximately 500 acres, half of which consists of landscaped slopes, parks, lawns and shrub beds.

The Association’s annual irrigation expense since 1990 has averaged $500,000. This expense accounts for approximately 13% of the total bud­get. Given the fact that water rates are only going to increase in the future it was necessary to mod­erniz

September 2000

The Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Cor­poration (SAMLARC) consists of approximately 10,000 homes in 63 associations, three apartment com­plexes, numerous parks and recreation buildings, facilities and areas, a lake and several commercial shopping com­plexes. It is located in Santa Margarita and covers approximately 100 square miles.

November 2000

The Sierra Heights Homeown­ers Association, located in Co­rona, California, consists of 125 homes. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered
the following utility billing overcharge­ and an opportunity for utility expense re­ductions.

August 2000

The South Coast Villas Homeowners Association, located in Santa Ana, Cali­fornia, consists of 304 con­dominiums with two large recreation clubhouses, two pool/spa ar­eas, several water fountains, barbecues, laundry rooms and play areas located throughout the property and an on-site commercial building. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field in­spection of their property uncovered sev­eral utility billing overcharges and oppor­tunities for utility expense reductions.

December 2000

The Summit at Pacific Palisades Highland Master Homeowners Association consists of 275 homes built-out with more be­ing built, in addition to a club­house/master recreation area, several parks and miles of street medians in ad­dition to the common area slopes and landscaping. This is the master associa­tion for numerous individual homeowners associations. It is located in Pacific Palisades, which is in Los Ange­les County, near Malibu. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field in­spection of their property uncovered the following utility billing overcharges and opportunities for utility expense reduction.

July 2001

The Niguel Summit Community Association is the master asso­ciation for ten sub-associations and two apartment complexes, featuring a combined total of 994 units. The property is located in La­guna Niguel and covers approximately 40 square miles. As the master associa­tion, Niguel Summit is responsible for maintaining the common-area street me­dians, slopes, and landscaping within this 40-square-mile area.

June 1999

The Rancho Santa Margarita Land­scape and Recreation Corporation (SAMLARC) consists of approximately 10,000 homes in 63 associations, 3 apart­ment complexes, numerous parks and recreation buildings, facilities and areas, a lake, and several commercial shopping complexes. It is located in Santa Margarita and covers approximately 100 square miles. SAMLARC is the master association, responsible for maintaining the common-area street medians, land­scaping, lake, parks and all of the recre­ational areas within this 100 square mile area.

February 2002

The Monterey Country Club Homeowners As­sociation, located in Palm Desert, California, consists of 1,206 homes, 37 pool/spa recre­ation areas, two guardhouses, one mainte­nance building, one on-site office, and miles and miles of street medians and greenbelts, all centered around a 27-hole golf course with its own golf shop, office, clubhouse, and facilities. The golf course and related facilities are owned and operated by American Golf Corporation and are separate from the association.

July 2000

The Villa Seville Homeowners As­sociation consists of 120 condo­miniums, and it is located in Port Hueneme, which is in Ventura County. Our analysis of their util­ity bills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered the following util­ity billing overcharges and oppo1tunities for utility expense reductions.

April/May 2000

The West Colony Homeowners Association in San Bernardino, CA consists of 410 homes with private streets and parks and 22 acres of common-area landscaping. During a utility audit of the association’s utility bills and an on­site field inspection of the property, several utility billing overcharges and opportunities for utility expense reduc­tions were uncovered.

May 2001

The Westpark Cortebella Homeowners Association con­sists of 205 condominium lo­cated in Irvine, California. Our analysis of their utility bills and our on-site field inspections of their prop­erty uncovered the following utility billing errors and overcharges and opportunities for future utility expense reductions.

June 2000

The Woodland Oaks
Homeowners Association con­sists of 93 townhouses, and it is located in Woodland Hills, California, which is in the city of Los Angeles. Our analysis of their util­ity bills and our on-site field inspection of their property uncovered the follow­ing utility billing overcharges and oppor­tunities for utility expense reduction.