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A Scottish fire station is set to save energy after setting up insulation and solar energy panels.

MITIE, a property management firm, recently completed developing a new energy efficient accommodation block for Castlemilk Community Fire Station in Glasgow. It reports the latest energy features can save the brigade about £2500 - £3000 annually.

The fire station now has insulated pipework, LED lighting fixtures & high efficiency boilers in addition to exterior wall insulation and an insulated roof panels.

Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Director in the West stated the latest facility will certainly be a “vital advantage for the local community of Castlemilk” for quite some time.

Fire brigades can utilize a substantial amount of energy as firemen must be capable of jumping into action at all hours of the day and night. The London Fire Brigade states it helps save around £200,000 annually by means of energy efficiency measures and by 2011 had saved close to £1.6million on its energy spend since 2004.

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