Included are topical areas such as Site Selection and Use, Building Envelope and Design Attributes, and Building Systems and Alternative Power Sources. A key feature of the guide is a series of checklists focusing on plan reviews for commercial and residential occupancies. This document is meant as an introductory guide for fire chiefs and firefighters, building and fire code enforcement officials, architects and anyone involved in building design, plan reviews and construction.
“By working together, we can all ensure that sustainable buildings not only minimize the impact on the environment, but also provide a high level of fire safety,” added Shuman, who is also the Georgia State Fire Marshal. “After all, there is nothing sustainable about a building that burns down. The impact of a fire upon people, the environment and the community is tremendous and, sometimes, irreversible.”
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