A homebuilder headquartered in Alberta, Canada, has decided to sprinkler its new development's single- and multi-family homes.
The new community, called Livingston, will include 6,500 single-family homes and 4,500 multi-family homes on nearly 1,300 acres in Calgary, according to the Calgary Herald. Livingston is the first community in Calgary to sprinkler all of its new homes. “[Fire sprinklers] add an extra layer of safety,” said Trent Edwards, CEO of Brookfield Residential, the homebuilder overseeing this development. “We know we are going to have to come out of pocket on this, at least at the beginning, because it’s the right thing to do.
“This is our investment in safety."
Brookfield Residential was also successful in sprinklering one of its developments in California, where home fire sprinklers are required statewide. The more fire sprinklers become a reality in new homes in Calgary, the more this demand will positively impact installation costs, states the Calgary Herald.
Watch this video of Murray Pound, one of NFPA's Faces of Fire who has made a point to install sprinklers in his company's new homes: