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.