Blazing efficiency measure saves fire station £3,000

Firemen are usually out saving the day – and now a Scottish fire station is set to save energy as well after installing insulation and solar panels. Property management firm […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Firemen are usually out saving the day – and now a Scottish fire station is set to save energy as well after installing insulation and solar panels.

Property management firm MITIE has just finished building a new energy efficient accommodation block for Castlemilk Community Fire Station in Glasgow. It estimates the new energy features will save the brigade around £2500 – £3000 every year.

The building now has insulated pipework, LED lighting & high efficiency boilers along with external wall insulation and its roof has insulated panels.

Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Director in the West said the new facility will be a “vital asset for the community of Castlemilk” for many years.

Fire brigades can use a large amount of energy as firemen have to be able to jump into action at all hours of the day and night. The London Fire Brigade says it saves around £200,000 a year through energy efficiency measures and by 2011 had saved around £1.6million on its energy spend since 2004.