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Sustainable Green Design and Firefighting: A Fire Chief's Perspective

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"Going green" with new construction or adding "green" features to existing structures is excellent for the environment but it can pose challenges to the fire service. Written from the unique perspective of a fire chief, Sustainable Green Design and Firefighting delivers cutting-edge coverage to help fire and rescue workers develop strategies and tactics to deal with the challenges associated with energy-saving building materials. This comprehensive book familiarizes readers with sustainable and integrated design concepts and how they relate to the fire service, including topics on sustainable sites, water efficiency, alternative energy, natural refrigerants, light weight construction materials, and indoor environmental quality. An excellent training tool for new firefighters to fire chiefs, this text also features information on new technology such as microturbines, photovoltaic arrays, green roofs, and heliostats, ensuring that responders of all levels are fully prepared to engage in an incident involving a green structure.

About the Author

Ronald Spadafora, a 33-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), holds the rank of assistant chief and serves as Chief of Logistics in the Bureau of Operations. He was involved in the World Trade Center response and rescue efforts and supervised both rescue and fire suppression efforts in the North Tower after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. In October 2001 he was named the WTC chief of safety, serving in the position until the conclusion of the recovery operation in June 2002. He also headed the logistical operations for the NYC blackout in August 2003. In September 2005 he was designated deputy incident commander of the FDNY Incident Management Team and sent to Louisiana to assist the New Orleans Fire Department. Chief Spadafora has been an adjunct professor of fire science at John Jay College (CUNY) for more than 20 years and is the senior instructor for Fire Technology Inc. He is an editorial adviser and frequent writer for WNYF, the official training publication of the FDNY. He has also written for FIRE ENGINEERING, SIZE-UP, and the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE. He holds an MPS in criminal justice from LIU-C.W. Post Center, a BS in fire science from John Jay College, and a BA in health education from Queens College, CUNY.

Table of Contents

1. Origins. 2. Sustainable Design. 3. Water Efficiency. 4. Energy. 5. Atmosphere. 6. Materials and Resources. 7. Indoor Environmental Quality. 8. Daylighting.

Product Details

Cengage Learning
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Spadafora, Ronald R.
green construction firefighting
green design hazards
new construction and firefighting
firefighting hazards
green construction materials
fire and green building materials
living walls
Science Reference-Technology
Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources
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