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Posted on 29/11/2018
Energy efficient buildings and fire

RISE is currently starting, for the Norway Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) and the Norway Building Authority (DiBK) an assessment of how new materials and technologies in buildings impact fire safety. This will build on several projects and on the 2015 SPFR report on “Energy Efficient Buildings and Fire Safety”. A summary in RISE’ BrandPosten Newsletter identifies as challenges: the use of advanced technologies such as control systems and ventilation, renewable energy installations (solar power, heat pumps, batteries), new construction materials, composite materials and use of timber and wood in buildings.

“Energy Efficient Buildings and Fire Safety”, RISE BrandPosten #58 2018, p12-13 https://www.sp.se/sv/units/risesafe/safety/fire/brandposten/Sidor/default.aspx and P. Nordlokken et al. SPFR report A15 20129:1 https://dibk.no/globalassets/02.-om-oss/rapporter-og-publikasjoner/energibesparende-bygg-og-brannsikkerhet_sp-fire-research_2016.pdf

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