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Final FM Global report proves that sprinklers protect the environment

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Apr 14, 2010

The findings of a groundbreaking study show that greenhouse gases released by burning buildings can be reduced by 98% when automatic fire sprinklers are installed. The study, a collaborative effort of FM Global and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, also found that automatic fire sprinklers:

  • reduce fire damage by up to 97%
  • reduce water usage to fight a home fire by upwards of 90%
  • reduce the amount of water pollution released into the environment

The complete scientific research findings from this study are available in an FM Global report, "The Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers".

Read more about the results of this study.

See our photos from the FM Global test burn.

- Mike Hazell

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