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Viking and LEED®

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution.1

Viking is pleased to offer the following LEED related information and resources for building projects and sprinkler installations containing Viking products and Viking SupplyNet products.

 

Recycled Material/LEED Data Sheets  Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)


Viking

AGF

Ames

Anvil

AnvilStar

Bull Moose Tube

Febco

FlexHead

Kennedy Valve

Milwaukee Valve

Nibco

Potter

Tolco

Tremco

United Brass Works

Viking Plastics

Ward Manufacturing

Watts Regulator Company 

Wilkins


Viking and Water Efficiency

Fire hoses use nearly nine times more water, on average, than fire sprinklers to control a fire.
Source: Scottsdale Report – a 15 year study.

  • For residential systems, Viking offers sprinklers with listed flow rates as low as nine GPM.
    • Compared to a typical wet pipe sprinkler system, Viking’s exclusive Fire Cycle® III can limit water flow in a fire by 40-90%.
    • The system uses heat-sensitive detectors to provide automatic cycling when needed.  It also ensures proper wetting of the fire area for a set amount of time before the system is allowed to cycle off.
additional resources 

Article:
Can Fire Protection and Life Safety Lead to LEED Points?
by Lisa E. VanBuskirk, P.E., LEED AP

Building Safety Journal, August 2007, used with permission International Code Council

Research Technical Reports:
The Influence of Risk Factors on Sustainable Development
by Louis A. Gritzo, William Doerr, Robert Bill, Hosam Ali, Shangyao Nong, Larry Krasner

March 2009, FM Global
"Fire risk factors can add up to 14% to the carbon emissions over the lifetime of a facility exposed to extensive fire hazards."

Environmental Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers
by Christopher J. Wieczorek, Benjamin Ditch, Robert G. Bill, Jr.

March 2010, FM Global
"In the event of a fire, the use of sprinklers reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 97.8%."

 

 

1http://www.usgbc.org/

 


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