If you’re serious about being green, home fire sprinklers are a must

By Fred Durso, Jr. Sorry Kermit, but it truly is easy being green. As green homes gain momentum, per a recent news article, so should the notion of installing home fire sprinklers. That’s the stance taken in a story that appeared on Treehugger.com. Underscored in the article is the difference between old-fashioned lumber and newly engineered wood under fire. Builders are also embracing optimum value engineering, or advanced framing, which “meets structural requirements without wasting material,” states the article. But this notion to create something more environmentally friendly comes with a price. “Less material means less extra stuff to hold it up when there…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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