26 Feb '13, 4pm

Guest Post: Developing a Relationship Between Fire Prevention Tools and Green Practices

Guest Post: Developing a Relationship Between Fire Prevention Tools and Green Practices

Fire safety and sustainability have only recently started being discussed together. And it’s no wonder; the lack of collaboration between the two industries has led to the development of two sets of products and procedures that have opposing interests. Many fire safety products use chemicals that are harmful to the ozone layer. Likewise, many materials that are used to retain heat and increase the sustainability of buildings are highly flammable. The matter is further complicated by the fact that there are few incentives that encourage businesses to be more conscious of fire safety. Instead, there are strict guidelines that make many view precautions as a necessary evil. On the other side of the spectrum, there are plenty of initiatives that encourage people to ‘go green’, not to mention the added benefits of reduced productivity costs and an improved company reputation. I...

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