FROM ENERGY STRATEGIES THROUGH ENERGY RETROFITTING TO FIRE SAFETY OF BUILDINGS

Ivana Banjad Pečur, Borka Bobovec, Bojan Milovanovic, Marina Alagušic

Abstract


European policy is reflected in a 10-year strategy called 2020 proposed to revive European economy and it is deeply interconnected with Energy Performance of Building Directive and its Recast. Republic of Croatia, as an EU member state, is aligning its national energy policy with European policy. By boosting energy retrofitting of existing and constructing energy efficient new buildings, thermally enhanced building envelope represents significantly increased fire load on building, thus fire safety becomes inevitable segment of energy efficiency of buildings. Croatia has no national test method for determining fire performance of building façade, while harmonized EN test method is currently being developed. In this paper an overview and comparison of BS 8414-1:2002 and DIN Entwurf 4102-20 standards will be presented, since they are proposed as a basis for future harmonized EN test method. For similar configuration of test specimens, BS 8414-1:2002 defines significantly more severe heat exposure compared to DIN Entwurf 4102-20.

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