Protecting your home or business is important but protecting the environment is important as well. Some forms of fire suppression may be effective at extinguishing a fire, but it comes at a cost to the environment. Luckily, there are options for fire suppression that can provide protection for your assets without environmental consequences.
Reducing Water Waste
One important method for contributing to a cleaner environment is waste reduction. Installing a fire protection system that uses water efficiently will help reduce water waste. Choosing a sprinkler system that uses lower volumes of water will have a beneficial impact on the environment. If you are concerned about improving the water efficiency of your fire protection system you may consider installing a water mist system which uses less water than the traditional fire sprinkler system.
Green Fire Suppression
Choosing the right form of fire suppression is important when trying to follow green practices. Inert gases such as nitrogen and argon are considered environmentally friendly suppression agents. These gases are naturally occurring and leave no chemical or toxic byproducts. Inert gas suppressants dissipate back into the environment after being discharged and have no impact on the ozone or global warming. When installing a fire protection system, it is important to keep in mind not only the ability of the system to extinguish a fire but also the consequences it may have on the environment.
LEED Certified Buildings
If you want to build a business that is follows sustainable practices, you may want to receive a LEED certification for your building. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building rating system. LEED verifies that a building was designed and built using environmentally conscious practices. Working with a fire protection contractor who is experienced in providing fire protection systems for LEED projects is important to make sure your building is receiving a system that will not harm the environment.
Green Fire Protection Company
Western States Fire Protection prides itself on being an industry leader in providing environmentally conscious fire protection. Our innovative systems design reduces construction and water waste. We have worked on a variety of LEED certified projects. WSFP continuously works to exceed expectations by identifying opportunities in our projects for environmentally friendly contributions. We provide excellent customer service as well as superior fire protection systems. Our 40 locations across the western United States can provide fire protection services for the industrial, commercial, and residential industries.