Launch of a Sustainability Assessment and Improvement Strategy Development for the Fire Suppression Industry

Nov 16, 2010 3:25 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - November 16, 2010 - Leonardo Academy has released an overview report of the issues involved in assessing and improving the sustainability of fire suppression.

As part of its Fire Suppression Sustainability Program, Leonardo Academy today released a draft report titled: “Sustainability Assessment and Improvement Strategy Development for the Fire Suppression Industry: An Overview of Issues”.

The report was released as a working draft based on the premise that effective fire protection can be achieved with less impact on the environment and increased sustainability.  This draft has  several  goals:  1) to stimulate discussion of the issues of fire protection sustainability; 2) to begin the process of identifying and quantifying the sustainability impacts of the fire suppression industry; and 3) to begin the process of identifying strategies for increasing the sustainability of the fire suppression industry.

The report is available on the Leonardo Academy website at:

Leonardo Academy invites and welcomes contributions to the discussion.

The Leonardo Academy website offers opportunities for participating in the Fire Suppression Sustainability Program.

  1. Participate in a brief survey about  fire protection and sustainability in your building(s)

  2. Put your name on the project email list

  3. Join the Linked In interest group

  4. Become a project sponsor

Invitation to Participate in the BRIEF SURVEY - Companies and organizations are invited to participate in a brief survey requesting some high level information about company building portfolios and building fire suppression systems from a sustainability viewpoint. In addition to gathering information the survey provides several options for further participation in the project.  Use this link to take the survey:

Initial support of this project has been provided by Tyco International; others are invited to provide sponsorship as well. To become a sponsor, contact Barb McCabe at or 608-280-0255.

To visit the Leonardo Academy website go to

About Leonardo Academy
Leonardo Academy is a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability. Leonardo Academy develops new approaches to sustainability issues and provides comprehensive sustainability services to help companies, organizations, families and individuals implement sustainability. Our programs and services include: organizational sustainability assessments and implementation; emissions footprints, reduction strategies and offsets; LEED® assessments, implementation and certification application preparation; sustainable land management; sustainability training; and sustainability standards development.