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Building charges are costs relating to the operation of a building which must be distributed among the residents.
In general, these mainly concern heating costs (room heating and hot water production).
But other so-called “incidental” costs can also be distributed. These include, for example, electricity costs for the common areas of the building, concierge fees, elevator maintenance costs, etc.
When thermal energy and water meters are installed, heating costs are distributed proportionally to the individual consumption of residents.
Incidental costs are distributed according to the occupants' occupancy areas. This is also the case for heating costs when no meter is installed.
We work with installers to set up the metering system in accordance with the individual billing model for energy and water costs required by the Federal Office of Energy (DIFEE).
With its “Heating” solution, Climkit offers owners a tool to generate individual load statements directly from the online portal app.climkit.io. Here's how to use it:
1. Create a financial year
Charge statements are carried out over a period called the “financial year”.
In general, a financial year lasts 1 year, from January to December or July to June, but it is possible to create exercises over any period.
2. Charge invoice
A utility bill is an invoice relating to the operation of the building and which must be charged to the residents.
Add a charge invoice to a financial year
3. Load count
When all costs are known and distributed, the statement of charges is established for each resident.
It shows its share in the distribution of all costs.
Download the charge statement
4. Download meter data
Load accounts can be established via the Climkit system described above.
However, in certain cases, the owner or his management establishes them themselves.
In this case, it simply downloads the meter readings and the energy and water consumption of each resident.