Solutions presented at the fire/sustainability interface

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 8, 2012

At the Foundation's conference on fire safety and sustainable building design yesterday, several practical solutions to fire safety in green design were presented.  Dan O'Connor, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, presented the results of recent research designed to more effectively utilize fire protection detection systems.  Paul Turnbull, with Siemens, demonstrated how integrating building fire and other control systems can result in sustainability gains.  Russ Fleming, National Fire Sprinkler Association, reviewed the enhancements in fire sprinkler system design that have led to significant water and material usage savings. Look for the symposium presentations on the Foundation's website as well as a planned compilation of best practices and emerging issues.