Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities
November 7-8, 2012
NFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) present a one and a half day symposium, Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings: Challenges and Opportunities, taking place November 7-8, 2012, Chicago. The symposium will feature perspectives from architects, engineers, the sustainability community, and research institutions on the challenges and opportunities of integrating fire safety and sustainable design. The goal of this event is to bring the fire protection and architectural communities together to discuss these topics and share ideas and best practices for sustainable fire safe design. View the agenda.
The symposium will comprise three different sessions that address:
Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, 165 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611
For reservations, call +1 312 573-0800.
The Symposium Program Committee invites interested parties to submit one page abstracts of recent successful case studies that illustrate how good design can innovatively achieve fire safety and sustainability goals. The submittal should include the project title, date, design team and a 500-word summary of how the design concept or one or more innovative design features (for example building materials, energy conservation solutions, egress solutions) illustrate innovative means to address both sustainability and fire safety design goals. Links to additional information may be provided. These case studies will be featured on the symposium website and highlighted at the event with recognition to submitters. Submittals will be accepted and showcased on a continual basis through November 1, 2012. Please e-mail abstracts to Eric Peterson.
Sustainable Buildings Symposium
Amanda Kimball, research manager of The Fire Protection Research Foundation talks about the inspiration behind the Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium.