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Take a virtual stroll through Homestead at Hartness, a picturesque, cottage community situated on 35 acres in Greenville, South Carolina. Complementing a city already named one of America's best by Lonely Planet is this new development, ripe with amenities including a 90-acre park, fishing ponds, and boat docks. Why Homestead is getting the attention
and praisefrom sprinkler advocates is the developer's decision to sprinkler the community's 140 new homes.
[NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative | http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org] team visited the community in February to document how the local fire service and builder came to this decision, which was a win-win for all parties. A surprising find was that installation costs hovered around $1 per sprinklered square foot, proving home fire sprinklers are not the costly component to homes that sprinkler opponents say they are.
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Watch the video, and use it to complement other builder resources created by the Fire Sprinkler Initiative to showcase how sprinklers can be cost-effective.
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