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Interesting new study regarding "Greenness" of automatic fire sprinklers

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The National Association of State Fire Marshals posted a link today on their "Bridging The Gap" website, to a new FM Global / Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) study demonstrating the efficacy and environmental friendliness of automatic fire sprinkler systems.  There is also a link to a YouTube video showing a pretty neat example of a comparative burn test.  For those who are interested in the use or growing code requirements for home sprinkler systems this report makes very interesting and enlightening reading.

seing too much green (post #187601, reply #1 of 2)

Everything will soon be green. Then we can put our crayons away and just get back to efficient and intelligent design and construction.

There are 10 kinds of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who do not.

>>Everything will soon be (post #187601, reply #2 of 2)

>>Everything will soon be green

Except concrete, which, it turns out, has a pretty big "carbon footprint."

"ScienceDaily (May 24, 2009) — Many scientists currently think at least 5 percent of humanity's carbon footprint comes from the concrete industry, both from energy use and the carbon dioxide (CO2) byproduct from the production of cement, one of concrete's principal components.

"Yet several studies have shown that small quantities of CO2 later reabsorb into concrete, even decades after it is emplaced, when elements of the material combine with CO2 to form calcite."

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