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College spends 44% less on waste and cuts through contract fine print

Posted 2 December 2014 by Jonathan Gardiner

Earlier this year Tamaki College’s executive officer, Neil McEnteer had no hesitation in handing over the school’s waste contract to Total Utilities for review.  Since his first dealings with the utilities experts in 2012, Neil had seen the college benefit from significant savings across electricity, gas and telecoms bills. He remembers being quietly confident of another good result. “In a sector where budgets are very tight, it is important keep costs to a minimum,” said Neil. “Every dollar we save is a dollar more we can spend on teaching and learning. “Unless you are...
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Schools work together to pay less for their power

Posted 4 August 2014 by Richard Gardiner

Schools pay less for power by going to the market in bulk tenders which attract contract offers from multiple power suppliers.  In the first six months of this year, Total Utilities has helped a group of seventeen schools save more than $350,000 on their renegotiated power contracts.  This represents an average saving of almost $14,500 or 18% per school. The bulk tender process was managed by procurement specialists, Total Utilities.  All the school business managers had to do was supply details of their previous contract and weigh up the offers when they came in. New Plymouth Girls...
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New waste water tariffs impact on schools and business

Posted 23 September 2013 by Jonathan Gardiner

The way that Aucklanders pay for their waste water is set to change from June 2014.  This will impact on the financial reality for many schools and businesses over the next four years. Getting in and being proactive about these changes will allow organisations to manage their water budget better during the transitional period between now and June 2016, advised Jonathan Woodbridge Buys, Energy and Environment Technology Associate at Total Utilities. Why are water tariffs changing? The unification of Auckland brought together seven local councils and their water services, with many...
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Schools Cut Utilities Bills by $620,000

Posted 20 February 2012 by Richard Gardiner

At a time when every sector in New Zealand is feeling the pinch, 102 schools across New Zealand have found a way of making their money go further.  Part of the solution for a large number of primary, intermediate and high school business managers has been to bring in specialist services to negotiate their power, gas and waste services contracts to make sure that their schools are not paying over the odds. According to school business managers, bringing in third parties makes sense on a number of levels.  Having to deal with a wide range of different tasks is one of the challenges...
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