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Printers save thousands on energy bills

Tuesday, 02 June 2015
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Bright Print Group - saving $10,000 over two years

The Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) says a new energy efficiency initiative will save its members up to 20% on their power bills.

PIAA has launched a new Better Business partnership that compares a company’s electricity bills against prices from a wide range of energy retailers and delivers a new deal with potentially thousands of dollars in savings.

“Our first test company, Sydney-based Bright Print Group, signed on after realising they would save $10,750 over two years by making the switch,” said Joe Kowalewski, PIAA national director for communication, technology and creative services. “A further five companies have since joined with individual annual savings around the $3,000 mark.”

Bright Print director Debbie Burgess says the new scheme is a simple and straightforward process. “It took just a phone call to begin the process which was really easy and produced a great result. I called Michael, one of the commercial account managers and he requested a copy of my latest bills and then went to market to compare the retailers’ rates. Once he had received all of the offers, he came back with a proposal, easily showing which retailer had the best solution,” she said.

“I was very pleased with the saving and would recommend the service to other businesses and especially to other members of the association,” said Burgess.

The new scheme complements the association’s existing suite of energy efficiency services that include an end-to-end energy management solution, voltage optimisation, electrical test and tag training and its industry specific Sustainable Green Print certification program.

Printing Industries’ members are provided with free quotes and no switching fee. “All the work is done for them,” says Kowalewski.

More information is available from local Member Services team members or via or for members by calling (02) 8880 4306.

Due to differing electricity supply arrangements in some states, this offer is not currently available in regional Queensland, the ACT, Western Australia, Tasmania or the Northern Territory.

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