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Green Builder Media's 2013 webinar series
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Fire Sprinklers are Green? Who Says?
Benjamin Ditch and Gary Keith
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern
Everyone agrees that fire sprinklers are beneficial, but the housing industry has pushed back against making them mandatory. Unfortunately, the debate about fire sprinklers has been mainly focused on cost, and considerations about the environmental impact of fire sprinklers have been neglected.
In this webinar, Green Builder Media president Ron Jones will hold the home fire sprinkler industry’s feet to the flames in an insightful interview with Benjamin Ditch, Senior Research Engineer at FM Global, and Gary Keith, Vice President of Engineering Standards at FM Global. During the interview, Ditch and Keith will present the results of the recent Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition/FM Global report on “The Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers.” While the life safety and property protection requirements are well-established, this is the first report to focus on the environmental benefits of installing fire sprinklers, particularly in the construction of new homes.