Flow Facts: Fire Sprinkler Tradeoffs for Builders

Fire Sprinklers Are Green

By acting fast, fire sprinklers dramatically reduce pollution from a home fire. Greenhouse gas emissions are cut by 97.8%. Water usage is reduced between 50 and 91%..

Traffic lanes may be narrowed, substantially reducing the amount of pavement in every linear foot of street in the development.

Street Width Reduction

Additional Units Permitted

Developmental plans that allow homes to be closer together.

A fully sprinklered subdivision allows for a single public access road. This decreases infrastructure costs and significantly increases the number of single family dwellings allowed.

Subdivision Single Access Point

Longer Dead-End Streets

Dead-end streets may be increased in length, allowing additional building lots to be accessed.

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