Barkan Management Company, an industry leader in residential property management, announces the formation of the Barkan Energy & Sustainability Team (BEST) in partnership with Usource, an energy consulting firm.
Usource will provide the expertise and services behind BEST, an initiative designed to help residential communities reduce energy costs, cut carbon emissions and meet sustainability goals.
“With increasing focus on sustainability, rising energy costs, and ever-changing laws and regulations associated with environmental impact, Barkan anticipated the importance and immediacy in addressing these issues impacting residential communities,” said Daniel Bauman, President of Barkan Management. “In collaboration with Usource, Barkan will deliver best-in-class services and resources to offer a full range of integrated energy solutions for our clients.”
“Usource is excited to be partnering with Barkan to help multi-family properties cost effectively achieve sustainability goals,” said Scott MacDonald, Managing Director of Usource. “Usource provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to decarbonization solutions and is uniquely positioned to guide organizations through the energy transition as a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest producer of wind and solar energy.”
According to Bauman, multi-family communities must find new and creative ways to unite towards a common goal of living more sustainably. BEST will give condominium and homeowner associations the exclusive advantage of working with a dedicated energy advisor and a team of market analysts to evaluate energy projects, advise on rebates and incentives as well as regulatory or legal changes, and act as liaison with suppliers and vendors. Advisory services range from energy purchasing strategies and energy efficiency to on-site generation and renewable energy. Based on a property’s needs and objectives, customized energy strategies will include services such as benchmark reporting for city ordinances, utility bill analysis and sales tax review, energy efficiency projects and rebates, onsite solar, offsite solar and community solar, electric vehicle charging stations, electric and natural gas procurement and more.
For more information on BEST visit usourceenergy.com/best/
Barkan Management Company manages a portfolio of nearly 200 properties (35,000 units) in eight states. Headquartered in Newton, Barkan maintains offices in Boston, Cape Cod, Hartford, Conn.; Providence, R.I., and Tysons Corner, Va.
For more information visit barkanco.com.