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.
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.
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%."