In celebration of Earth Day, Green Builder® Media (GBM) has released new consumer research on green living revealing that “respondents like green, think they live a green life, and understand that updating their homes to incorporate more green features increases the value of their homes."
According to the company, the results also highlight its VISION House® projects that offer “essential, forward-thinking ideas and educational information about how people can live a more sustainable lifestyle.”NFPA partnered with GBM to launch the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS in Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort to show the environmental benefits of home fire sprinklers.
The main purpose of home fire sprinklers it to save lives; and they also protect property and the environment. The findings of a groundbreaking study - a collaborative effort of FM Global and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition- show that greenhouse gases released by burning buildings can be reduced by 98% when automatic fire sprinklers are installed. The study also found that automatic fire sprinklers: reduce fire damage by up to 97%; reduce water usage to fight a home fire by upwards of 90%; and reduce the amount of water pollution released into the environment.
GBM emphasizes that “these engaged and information-hungry consumers represent a prime market opportunity…to provide innovative solutions for improving quality of life, enhancing the health and safety of our housing stock…increasing home values, reducing pollution, and mitigating environmental damage.” As such, it represents an opportunity to educate consumers on the green value of home fire sprinklers.
Download "The Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers" study from the FM Global website.