Energy saving nets fire service £100,000

PUBLISHED: 21:00 12 June 2014

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GREEN-AWARE staff have helped Avon Fire and Rescue Service (AF&RS) to lower their carbon emissions by 30 per cent since 2009, meeting a five-year target.

Through upgraded heating and lighting systems, new energy control technology and the introduction of electric and hybrid cars within the force, energy and travel costs for the service have been reduced by more than £100,000.

Simon Richards, AF&RS environmental and energy improvement co-ordinator, said: “The last few years have seen many changes to the way we conduct our business and much of the work we have done is about changing behaviour.

“The next phase is to ensure we continue to take an environmentally responsible approach to our ‘investing for the future’ programme, by designing energy efficient buildings and using sustainable methods and materials during any works we carry out.”

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