Novel glazing systems that provide fire-resistive and fire-protective assemblies for fire-rated interior partitions and perimeter enclosures are also shown to contribute a number of environmental and performance benefits. The relative benefits of fire-rated glass for green building are reviewed in this continuing-education article.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
Discuss the challenges for delivering sustainable, efficient building enclosures and interiors
Describe novel fire-rated glass systems and how they function, with examples of their benefits to sustainable design and green building.
List considerations for meeting applicable energy codes, green codes and voluntary green standards, in particular LEED-NC.
Compare strategies and techniques currently in use in building fire safety using glass and their advantages for sustainable design.