Get ready for the (sprinklered) home of the future

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jul 11, 2014

SprinklerHands-free doorknobs that open doors. Electrical outlets that pop out of walls with a light touch. Home fire sprinklers that are barely noticeable to the naked eye.

Innovation was on display for the thousands of developers, architects, contractors, and manufacturers attending the recent Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco. Covering the event was the San Jose Mercury News, which called residential sprinklers "another big trend coming down the pike."

While California has required sprinklers in new one- and two-family homes since 2011, the look and reliability of sprinkler heads will make them a viable option for more and more homeowners across the U.S., said Grady Smith, a sprinkler rep at the PCBC conference. "The latest versions of sprinklers are more aesthetically pleasing and can be installed in more places inside your home. It comes in any color so it's almost invisible on the wall."

Take a peek at another eye-opening exhibit showcasing residential sprinklers; visit the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website for a tour of the VISION House® exhibit at Epcot in Orlando, Florida, where visitors are learning about the environmental benefits of sprinklers.

Watch the video of Stacia Wake with Disney Corporate Alliances giving an overview of VISION House.