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Lightning Protection Institute Announces National “Double Check” Initiative

The Lightning Protection Institute (“LPI”) today announced its annual national initiative:

Double Check: ✓ Have a lightning protection system. ✓ Have the system inspected and certified.

Double Check will take place the last week of August each year. This year, August 24 – 28, the LPI and its members will focus national attention on the criticality of lightning protection systems as essential electronic infrastructure and centuries old life safety application….

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“Lightning Kills! Save a Life in Africa” Program Provides Vital Gift of Lightning Protection for Schools

Volunteers in U.S. seek funding and support to provide more African communities with critical relief from lightning’s deadly threat…

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -Lightning is a leading storm killer across the globe, but in developed countries, it is typically unusual to see more than one person killed or injured during the same lightning event.

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What You Need to Know about Fire, Lightning and Lightning-Sparked Fires

In Support of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12…

MARYVILLE, Mo – October 6, 2019 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing challenge for fire safety professionals.

“This troubling trend has a lot to do with the fact that today’s home fires burn faster than ever before,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy for NFPA.

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Lightning: Weather Threat that Affects Most People, in Most Regions, Most of the Time

In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23-29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being the weather threat that impacts the most people, most of the time and in most areas of the U.S., lightning remains a misunderstood and underrated danger.

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Building Lightning Safe Communities: An Architect’s Perspective

…LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 6, 2019 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is working to shine a spotlight on the lightning hazard and expand its “building lightning safe communities” initiative through outreach with mitigation-minded partners like architects, engineers and risk-management stakeholders.

For lightning safety awareness month, LPI connected with Illya Azaroff, AIA founder of +Lab Architect in New York for his expert thoughts about lightning and lightning protection.

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Lightning Dangers Emphasized During Building Safety and Electrical Safety Months

As warm weather approaches, lightning protection becomes paramount…
MARYVILLE, Mo. (May 14, 2019) — With the summer storm season just ahead, building managers and owners must be ready to protect lives and property against lightning strikes, says the Lightning Protection Institute, a not-for-profit, nationwide group dedicated to promoting lightning awareness, education and safety.

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Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program Announces National Lightning Safety Initiative

“Now you have it. Will it work?” Double Check.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program  (“LPI-IP”), announces its national lightning safety initiative, “Double Check.” Check 1. Have a lightning protection system. Check 2. Have the system inspected and certified.

“People say, ‘I have lightning protection….

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Lightning Protection Systems and Sustainable Design: 5 Reasons for Architects to Design with Lightning in Mind

The benefits of lightning protection are in the forefront of construction with architects making buildings more sustainable, as demonstrated at the Oakland University Human Health Building designed by architects at the SmithGroup. (Photo by Justin Maconochie, courtesy of ECLE)

In Support of Architecture Month

HARTFORD, Conn., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the American Institute of Architects, sustainability is a key element of the architecture profession’s approach to design in the 21st century….

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Workshop Will Review Lightning Protection, Resilient Construction & Blueprints for Collaboration to Help Designers “Build & Protect”

For Immediate Release…

Atlanta, GA – February 26, 2019 — Atlanta architects and planners will have an opportunity to learn about lightning protection, resilient building practices and blueprints for collaborative partnerships at the Build & Protect workshop on Wednesday, March 6.

The workshop is part of the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) recent initiative to provide A&E’s with educational resources related to lightning protection system design, specification and quality assurance.

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Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places.

Here’s the Lightning Protection Institute’s (LPI) look back at a few striking reports about lightning and lightning protection as shared by scientific, economic and industry experts in 2018:

Lightning “Mapper” Shares Data Previously Unavailable to Forecasters
Last May, the NOAA GOES-17 satellite transmitted its first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM).

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