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Publication Citation: The International FORUM of Fire Research Directors A Position Paper on Sustainability and Fire Safety

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Author(s): William L. Grosshandler;
Title: The International FORUM of Fire Research Directors A Position Paper on Sustainability and Fire Safety
Published: January 16, 2012
Abstract: Construction of sustainable, energy efficient buildings, infrastructure and transportation systems is a worthwhile and necessary goal to address critical worldwide environmental and energy concerns. However, as societies move toward this goal, it is the position of the International Forum of Fire Research Directors that the safety of the public and the protection of property against losses due to fire should not, and need not, be compromised in its pursuit. Fire safety consideration should form an unrenouncable part of any new product or technology developed to promote sustainable construction, and acceptable solutions to acute fire safety concerns must not pose a threat to the long term health of workers, fire fighters or the general public.
Citation: Fire Safety Journal
Volume: 49
Pages: pp. 79 - 81
Keywords: sustainability; fire safety; infrastructure; construction
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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