Partnership to show environmental benefit of home fire sprinklers
NFPA has partnered with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living to participate in the VISION House® located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort. The innovative exhibit is set to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will empower guests with the knowledge that a sustainable future is possible.
NFPA will showcase home fire sprinklers as an important addition to the home.
“Through this partnership with Green Builder® Media, we hope to educate visitors on the key environmental benefits of sprinklers,” said Jim Shannon, NFPA president. According to findings of a groundbreaking study, greenhouse gases released by burning buildings can be reduced by 98 percent when automatic fire sprinklers are installed. The study, conducted for the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, also found that automatic sprinklers:
- Reduce fire damage up to 97 percent
- Reduce water usage to fight a home fire by upwards of 90 percent
- Reduce the amount of water pollution released in the environment
The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS is inspired by Green Builder Media’s VISION House demonstration home series and will open Earth Day, April 22. Guests visiting the house will explore the major themes of green building, including whole-home automation, energy generation and efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality and high-performance materials and durability.