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Sustainability and Fire Resilience: Webinar 2 - Fire Safety Perspectives Relative to the Three Pillars of Sustainability


Live Webinar: August 7, 2023, 10-11:30 a.m. US Eastern (15:00 London)

To foster an understanding of the complex interplay between fire safety and sustainability, SFPE recently launched the Sustainability and Fire Committee, charged with drafting an SFPE position relative to this important topic. In support of an increased understanding of this topic in the FSE community, this initiative is coupled with a webinar series.

This webinar is the second in a series of three. In the 1990s, the United Nations couched the topic of sustainability in terms of three main pillars, economic sustainability, ecological sustainability, and social sustainability. One of the three primary areas identified as needing to adopt measures to become more sustainable was buildings. The SFPE recognizes the need for a more sustainable built environment but that such efforts should be accomplished in a way that also facilitates fire resilience and recognizes that different communities may have different starting points and differing needs. This webinar features experts dealing with questions of sustainability and fire safety from different points of view. They will lead with short presentations concerning their perspective on fire safety and sustainability, followed by a panel discussion.

Learning Objectives:
Participants in this webinar are expected to learn:
- the three pillars of sustainability
- the significance of fire safety in relation to sustainability
- the importance of context in determining fire safety and sustainability needs.

Finn Nilson
Richard Walls
Birgitte Messerschmidt
Margaret McNamee

Professional Development Credit:
1.5 PDH

Webinar Fees:
SFPE Members: Free
SFPE Non-members: Free
Click on the LIVE EVENT to register

This webinar is part of a series. The recording of the initial webinar can be found at The last webinar is planned for Sept. 20 and in-person panel discussion at the SFPE Annual Conference and Expo in Bethesda, MD on October 10, 2023.

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