It’s that time of year again when we round up our savviest Cost Control Associates holiday elves and send them looking for gifts. All the gifts on their list are energy-efficient or kind to the earth. Here’s what they found. (Prices are approximate.) Turn Down the...
Ready for a Cat Nap? Turn your clocks back one hour when you go to bed this Saturday night and catch an extra hour’s sleep. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4th, but most people won’t feel any benefit from that extra hour. The time...
October 23, 2018 | Queensbury NY—Cost Control Associates has expanded its energy consulting team with the addition of Khalil Choukeir as an energy procurement analyst. Since joining Cost Control Associates in May, Mr. Choukeir completed the Certified Energy...
by Keith Laake If you take pride in your Energy Star building score and use it to market your organization’s investment in sustainability, you may have taken a hit recently. Energy Star updated its building inventory statistics on August 27th. Because the stats are...
Staying cool during the hot summer months is a challenge for those who are also concerned about their electricity bill. Here are some ideas for staying cool without turning up the air-conditioning. Make windows work. As much as a third of your warm weather heat comes...
“The analysis was well worth any effort on our part. School districts are stretched pretty thin these days; we were happy when Cost Control Associates found opportunities for refunds and savings. I give them a ‘10’ on their overall services. They were easy to work with, too.”
Chandler Unified School District (Arizona)June 10, 2016
"Cost Control Associates showed us that a one-size-fits-all reverse auction process does not always produce the best results. We abandoned the reverse auction results for Cost Control Associates’ RFP process. They tripled the savings the reverse auction process produced!"
"Cost Control Associates reduced our telephone bill costs. Their audit was thorough and comprehensive. Every aspect of our telecom services was reviewed for errors. It was a very worthwhile project."
Coca-Cola Bottling CompanyMarch 18, 2016
"We had already made good progress in tracking and controlling energy costs on our own, so we questioned whether Cost Control Associates could do any better. The $2.5 million in annual savings that they found was quite an answer!"
"Cost Control Associates made a valuable contribution towards the reduction of our utility and telecommunication costs."
C. R. Bard, Inc.March 18, 2016
"It is the expert recommendations of Cost Control Associates’ staff, on a continual basis, that ease the administrative strain of trying to stay abreast of regulation, deregulation, consolidations, competition and technology."
Town of Queensbury, NYApril 14, 2016
"Cost Control Associates recommended and implemented changes in local calling plans that resulted in significant savings for our company. We found Cost Control Associates to be prompt and detailed in their reporting and their employees very professional and courteous."
F. W. Webb CompanyMarch 18, 2016
“The city’s time involvement was minimal, and that was important. The review was thorough and the results worthwhile. It was a pleasure to work with the professionals at Cost Control Associates."
"We hired Cost Control Associates to improve our budgeting process for water, sewer, gas and electric services across all worksites. They were already processing and paying our energy invoices,so it made sense to learn about their Budgeting and Forecasting Services. With their support, we enhanced our budgeting accuracy and gained ability to adjust utility values as needed. Cost Control delivers a timely, accurate result—and their people are always pleasant to work with."
"Our previous energy bill payer had assured us they were providing a constant close review of our rates and overall services. Cost Control Associates made a big impression when they found energy cost savings that added up to six figures!"
"We have recommended Cost Control Associates’ services to other AAA branches. We would certainly recommend them to any company or organization looking to reduce costs and find assurance that their utility and telephone accounts are billed correctly."
AAA Hudson ValleyMarch 18, 2016
“We were impressed that Cost Control Associates’ efforts produced refunds and annual savings of more than $40,000. The greatest value is knowing we are now accurately billed by the utility and telecom companies.”