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SFPE and SFPE Foundation Advance Sustainability Objectives Through Numerous Initiatives
October 27, 2023
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), a world-leading professional society for fire protection and fire safety engineering, and the SFPE Foundation have made considerable progress in advancing sustainability objectives for fire protection engineers.
To further adoption into the daily work of fire protection engineers, SFPE hosted three live webinars. Featuring SFPE expert members and sustainability professionals, each webinar is now available on-demand, including:
Additionally, SFPE has partnered with Fire-Safe Sustainable Built Environment (FRISSBE) to host an engineering solutions symposium to be held on November 29-30, 2023, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, exploring design concepts, tools, and approaches for fire-safe buildings, while highlighting the role of fire safety in sustainable design and education. Speakers at the symposium will share engineering solutions on topics related to sustainable building design, reducing embodied carbon, fire performance of sustainable construction products, fire testing, fire service opportunities, holistic building performance design, building information modeling (BIM), and more. The event will also present insight into external living walls, battery/energy storage systems, façade systems, photovoltaics, mass timber, and more. To learn more or to register for the SFPE Engineering Solutions Symposium for Fire Safety and Sustainable Building Design, visit www.sfpe.org/fssbdsymposium today.
To learn more about these and other SFPE and SFPE Foundation initiatives focused on advancing sustainability objectives, visit sfpe.org and sfpe.org/foundation.
The core group of the SFPE sustainability committee includes Greg Baker, Jimmy Jönsson, Margaret McNamee, Brian Meacham, Benjamin Ralph, and Amanda Robbins; members of the committee’s advisory board include Anna Andersson, Brian Ashe, Fabia Bauman, George Braga, Antonio Cicione, Simon Davis, David Dowdell, Anne Steen-Hansen, Endrit Hoxha, Xinyan Huang, Wolfram Jahn, Anders Johansson, Grunde Jomaas, Steve Kerber, Charles Kahanji, David Lange, Kiara Long, David Maguire, Nelly Martinez Fonseca, Birgitte Messerschmidt, Nathan Millar, Finn Nilsson, Sandra Vaiciulyte, and Hideki Yoshioka.
The SFPE Foundation Grand Challenges Initiative working group on resilience and sustainability is led by chair Seth Sienkiewicz and fellow Natalia Flores-Quiroz; members include: Gaurav Agarwal, Keith Calder, Kyle Collins, Joshua Greene, Md Kamrul Hassan, Will Higgins, Chris Jelenewicz, Yuhan Jiang, Grunde Jomaas, Steve Kerber, Yoon Ko, Erica Kuligowski, John LeBlanc, Leslie Marshall, Ricardo Medina, Birgitte Messerschmidt, Brian Metzger, Shuna Ni, Haejun Park, Dennis Pau, Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Evan Reis, Diana Rodriguez Coca, Timothee Rodrique, Ulises Rojas-Alva, Ankit Sharma, Stephen Tamburello, Amanda Tarbet, Ruben Van Coile, Elizabeth Weckman, Christopher Wieczorek, Rosalie Wills, Mike Wojcik, and Brent Wunderlich.