NFPA Partners with Green Builder Media on Epcot Exhibit

April 19, 2012 – The National Fire Protection Association (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 22nd. 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.

 

As guests tour the home, they will encounter intelligent products and advanced technologies, such as:

 

  • Fire sprinkler information from the National Fire Protection Association
  • High efficiency heating and cooling systems and controls and innovative whole-home automation system and door hardware by Ingersoll Rand
  • Electronic vehicle charging station by SIEMENS
  • Chevy Volt electric vehicle by GM
  • Photovoltaic solar panels from Hanwha Solar
  • Durable and environmentally friendly exterior systems, including smog-eating tile roofs, cultured stone, bricks, permeable pavers, and trim by Boral
  • Ventilation solutions by Panasonic
  • Water-conserving fixtures, faucets, showerheads, and home standby generators by KOHLER
  • ENERGY STAR certified home appliances by Bosch
  • LED lighting solutions by SYLVANIA
  • Energy efficient windows and doors from Pella
  • High performance appliance glass products by Schott
  • Sustainable hardwood flooring and cabinets from Armstrong World Industries

For more information about sustainable living and the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, visit www.visionhousegreen.com. For more information about home fire sprinklers, visit www.nfpa.org/sprinklers.

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