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If there's one myth fire sprinkler advocates hear ad nauseum, it's the one about fire sprinkler ordinances driving up housing costs and forcing homeowners to seek cheaper alternatives in neighboring communities or states. A recent article in +The New York Times+ notes this notion couldn't be further from the truth.
[California has been requiring sprinklers in new homes since 2011, | http://www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/California] and has not seen a negative impact on housing stock or affordability. In fact, as the story states, "there's a robust demand for housing." For a state that's expected to swell to 50 million people by 2050, protecting its growing population with this level of home protection aims to have a positive impact on reducing home fire deaths in decades to come.
Get all the facts by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.