As the world observes Earth Day, a reminder that home fire sprinklers are good for the environment

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Apr 22, 2012

Today is Earth Day and more than 1 billion people around the world are expected to take action at some level to help protect the health and well-being of our planet.

And in celebration of Earth Day, the new Green Builder® Media’s VISION House® exhibit in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort will officially open to the public. This innovative exhibit will present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will empower guests with the knowledge that a sustainable future is possible.

NFPA has partnered with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, to showcase home fire sprinklers as an important addition to the home.

In a study conducted by FM Global, one of the world’s largest business property insurers, and the non-profit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, researchers set out to determine the impact that fire has on creating pollution, on water usage, and landfills.

Dr. Louis Gritzo, Vice President and Manager of Research at FM Global, says that home fire sprinklers have an even more pronounced benefit to the environment than researchers had expected. 

Download "The Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers" study from the FM Global web site.