Tag Archives: Recycled Materials

Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Report

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Fire Safety Challenges of Green Buildings Author: Brian Meacham, Brandon Poole, Juan Echeverria and Raymond Cheng, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Re-posted by permission of Brian Meacham NFPA Introduction Many new commercial facilities are being designed and constructed with an objective of achieving a green building certification. There are many sustainable building features and products that singly […]

Green Construction & Building a Brighter Future

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Before I share a special guest article.I would like to invite everyone to join me this Friday at¬†Firehouse Expo@Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, MD I am very excited and honored to be teaching this year. Green Building Construction For The Fire Service 7/20/2012 12:00:00 PM Room 343 Description: This presentation will examine various green buildings and […]

Green Building Design Principles Video

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Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

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Modern Roofs the Truckie Nightmare

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The presentation will include an intense and concentrated examination of trends and methods in modern building construction with an emphasis on roofs, their direct relationship on vertical ventilation, structural firefighting operations, and firefighter survivability.

Inherent roof construction features and hazards that directly influence truck company work will be the main focus of this program.

Remodeling Green

Greetings to all, I have been having computer troubles so haven’t posted in awhile. So this will be a short post about remodeling your home green. It will consist of two†videos. Please enjoy and think about how the following building materials used will change fire behavior and your tactics. Feel free to comment and start […]

USED SHIPPING CONTAINERS BEING USED IN GREEN CONSTRUCTION

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The majority of firefighters today associate used shipping containers with Live Fire training.

However many designers, builders and eco organizations have another idea for the use of these used containers.

Why not turn one of the world strongest mobile structures into your next home or office?

After all these container were built to withstand built to withstand typhoons, tornados,hurricanes and even earthquakes. One or more of these incredible steel modules are the safest superstructure for a home, school, office, apartment, dormitory, storage unit, emergency shelter. …where would you rather be in a storm, hurricane or earthquake? I think in a room made of strong Corten steel

Welcome to Green Maltese

Greetings to all my Brother & Sister Firefighters

What is Green Maltese?

Green Maltese:

My goal is that Green Maltese becomes the place where fire service leaders can gain and share knowledge about the Green Movement and anything about Green (Sustainable) Building Construction.

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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of  the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department.  An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.

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