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...
Research gaps for integrating fires into LCA

Research gaps for integrating fires into LCA

A Fire Safety Journal article and a thesis from Oregon State University find little existing science and identifies research and data gaps. Of nearly 100 publications identified, most concern research methodology, pollutions following exceptional fire events or...
Data on environmental emissions from fires

Data on environmental emissions from fires

New report analyses emissions from fires, susceptible to have health or environmental impacts, with an Emission Factor database for 90 materials. The US NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) report, and downloadable Excel data base (see links below) follows...
Review of environmental impacts of fires

Review of environmental impacts of fires

NFPA-funded study proposes framework for quantifying environmental impact of fires and identifies research gaps. As above, most of the c. 60 references concern environmental impacts of wildfires or of major fire incidents, fire statistics reports or ISO methodologies....
EU FireStat project reports 3 – 5

EU FireStat project reports 3 – 5

Efectis has published reports on several packages of the EU FireStat project on fire data and cost/benefit analysis of fire safety actions (“Closing data gaps and paving the way for pan-European Fire Safety Efforts”, see DG GROW above). The four reports address: data...