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11. Comparing the Performance of Residential Fire Sprinklers with Other Life Safety Technologies
Published: 9/1/2012
Author: David T Butry
Abstract: Residential fire sprinklers have long proven themselves as life safety technologies to the fire service community. Only until recently have they shown to be cost-effective for homeowners, as installation costs have fallen and performance increased. ...

12. Strategic Roadmap for Fire Risk Reduction in Buildings and Communities
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1130
Published: 4/18/2012
Authors: Anthony P Hamins, Jason D Averill, Richard George Gann, Nelson P Bryner, Rick D Davis, David T Butry, Alexander Maranghides, Jiann C Yang, Daniel Madrzykowski, Matthew F Bundy, Samuel L Manzello, Jeffrey W Gilman, Francine K. Amon, William E. Mell
Abstract: The burden of fire on the U.S. economy continues to be large, comprising approximately $280 billion annually, or 2 percent of GDP. Over the last 30 years, civilian fire deaths and injuries have decreased due to the efforts of many people and org ...

13. A Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Exit Stairs and Occupant Evacuation Elevators in Tall Buildings
Published: 4/1/2012
Authors: David T Butry, Robert E Chapman, Allison L. Huang, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Recent changes in the International Building Code (IBC) require a third exit stair for buildings in excess of 420 ft (128 m) high. Additionally, the new code provision allows for occupant evacuation elevators (OEE) to be used as an alternative to th ...

14. Comment on "Green Space, health inequality, and pregnancy"
Published: 2/1/2012
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, Yvonne Michael, David T Butry, Amy Sullivan, John Chase

15. Wildland Fires within Municipal Jurisdictions
Published: 1/1/2012
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: Each year, wildland fires threaten structures and occupants of the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Currently, wildfire ignition estimates largely exclude ignitions originating within municipal jurisdictions, whose jurisdiction encompasses the majorit ...

16. Determining the Optimal Spatial Location of Shade Trees for Energy Savings: A Case Study Approach
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1719
Published: 11/22/2011
Authors: Joshua D Kneifel, David T Butry

17. Tracking the National Fire Problem: The Data behind the Statistics
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1717
Published: 11/21/2011
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The objective of this report is to support the development of descriptive statistics and associated measures of uncertainty for characterizing, tracking, and better understanding the root causes of the U.S. fire burden by identifying the relevant ...

18. The effect of urban trees on the rental price of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon
Published: 8/1/2011
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, David T Butry
Abstract: Few studies have estimated the effect of environmental amenities on the rental price of houses. We address this gap in the literature by quantifying the effect of urban trees on the rental price of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon. We found th ...

19. Enticing arsonists with broken windows and social disorder
Published: 1/6/2011
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Abstract: Arson rates vary widely across the U.S., and much of this variation can be traced to fuel and weather factors related to ignition success and socioeconomic factors shown to influence crime rates. In criminology, it is well understood that indicators ...

20. Urban trees and the risk of poor birth outcomes
Published: 1/1/2011
Authors: Geoffrey Donovan, Yvonne Michael, David T Butry, Amy Sullivan, John Chase
Abstract: This paper investigated whether greater tree-canopy cover is associated with reduced risk of poor birth outcomes in Portland, Oregon. Residential addresses were geocoded and linked to classified-aerial imagery to calculate percentage tree canopy in 5 ...

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