Fire stations involved in the Mayor of London's RE:FIT programme have seen their energy bills drop by around £50,000 a year. They have also watched their carbon emissions drop by over 40 per cent, with the completed stations now saving 242 tonnes of CO2 per year.
London Fire Brigade is the first participating organisation to complete the first wave of buildings in the RE:FIT scheme, which also includes Transport for London and the Met Police. It is hoped that the green measures will cut energy bills at the fire stations in the longer-term so that new green technology pays for itself. According to the Brigade, the scheme also includes guaranteed pay-back from the energy services contractor who carried out the work, if savings are slower than forecast.
Features fitted at the stations include solar panels, motion sensor lights and energy- efficient boilers. The ten stations involved are Greenwich, Heston, Holloway, Homerton, Ilford, Norbury, North Kensington, Romford, Westminster and Woodford.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "Well done to London Fire Brigade for being the first to the finish line in giving their buildings a green makeover. These stations will save a whopping £50,000 per year as a result of these works and significantly reduce carbon emissions. I am encouraging all public sector organisations to take part in this innovative programme that makes huge reductions to their energy bills."