Case Studies

Cala Homes save 51.3% on electricity charges


CALA Homes began building homes over thirty years ago, and today occupy a position as one of the UK’s foremost new home builders. Their award winning homes combine stunning traditional design with contemporary home comfort.


Business Cost Consultants (BCC) was engaged by CALA Homes to manage utilities for the group across their offices in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Aberdeen. They had concerns over rising energy costs in recent years.


Once BCC was on board the team performed a comprehensive audit of Cala’s utility usage and costs over the previous 12 months. This involved examining previous billing information in the deepest level of detail. BCC then compiled a report which was presented to CALA highlighting areas of savings as well giving CALA a much clearer picture of where and how they used energy.


BCC’s consultants quickly identified that CALA was on a high unit rate for electricity. Their experts, who have access to daily energy market data, were confident that they could achieve savings by securing better rates. As BCC advise all of their clients, achieving competitive rates for energy supply is not always about being a great negotiator. Knowing when to go to the market is key to saving on energy contracts.

Using their experience of the electricity market and utilising their good relationships with energy suppliers, BCC’s team was able to secure a vastly improved contract on CALA Homes’ electricity supplies for their offices in Edinburgh and Falkirk. BCC successfully reduced CALA Homes’ electricity charges by 51.3%. This obviously translated into a significant cost saving throughout the year. This was a fantastic result for CALA and BCC.

“Initially we were cautious about bringing in consultants to review and manage our water services. However, Business Cost Consultants have delivered beyond our expectations. Their specialist knowledge and attention to detail has enabled us to achieve exceptional water cost savings and rebates across our estate. BCC’s management of our water services also allows us to have greater confidence in managing our costs. We are very happy to recommend BCC for their thorough and professional approach.”

David Walker, Head of Property

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