Sustainability & fire safety: what’s the link?

Sustainability & fire safety: what’s the link?

As part of EU Green Week, Fire Safe Europe’s 2nd June 2022 webinar discussed why fire safety is linked to sustainability in buildings, in the context of the EU’s “Renovation Wave” objective of renovating building stock to improve energy efficieny and of “green...
Margaret Simonson McNamee, Lund University

Margaret Simonson McNamee, Lund University

Introduced the webinar with a presentation explaining why environmental and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) assessments of buildings should take into account fire risk and fire safety, in the context of the IAFSS agenda for fire safety (International Association for Fire...
Heikki Väänänen, European Commission DG GROW

Heikki Väänänen, European Commission DG GROW

The EU FIEP (Fire Information Exchange Platform) was launched with the aim of improving fire safety across the EU by sharing information on best practices between Member States. The EU’s Fire Statistics Project (EU FireStat, final report to be published soon) has...
Fulvia Raffaelli, European Commission DG GROW

Fulvia Raffaelli, European Commission DG GROW

Emphasised that sustainability is critical in construction, but is also very complex. Energy efficiency was a key parameter in the past, but now circularity is also a priority (use of secondary materials, recycling building materials on demolition). Sustainability is...
Christian Fundby Schou, DBI

Christian Fundby Schou, DBI

Agreed that fire safety opens important potential for innovation in sustainable building materials and construction. This is possible if fire safety is integrated from initial conception. Both materials and buildings should be Fire Safe and Sustainable by Design....