Guests at the new VISION House® exhibit in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® are learning that there are lots of ways to be "green". The new exhibit, presented by Green Builder® Media, officially opened to the public on Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), and was designed to inspire homeowners with solutions for contemporary green living.
As guests were led on guided tours of the VISION House, they learned about the major themes of green building, including energy generation and efficiency, water conservation, as well as the positive environmental impact of home fire sprinklers, which have been proven to reduce greenhouse gases released by burning buildings by 98 percent.
Ron Jones, President of Green Builder Media, considered to be one of the fathers of the green building movement, spoke to NFPA during the VISION House launch event. He said that for as long as he's been in the industry, he's thought of fire as both a safety and environmental issue.