Fire Safety of BIPV Facades

Bonomo, Pierluigi and Frontini, Francesco and Saretta, Erika (2018) Fire Safety of BIPV Facades. Technical Report UNSPECIFIED

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As part of the Active Interfaces PNR 70 project, the developed and proposed products will have to be characterized and tested for their intended use, according to the current normative framework. The first step in doing so is the identification of the requirements applicable on BIPV products, bothas element for electricity production (such as a photovoltaic module) and as building elements, originated by European Standards and National Building Codes (building integration). In Project 4 of the Active Interface umbrella project the regulatory framework for BIPV systems is identified, with emphasis on requirements of BIPV according to European Directives and Standards and Swiss National Building Codes. Since BIPV modules are used both as units for electricity production and as building elements, fire safety of BIPV facades (and the whole envelope) is required in order to both protect people who can be involved in case of fire (e.g. building inhabitants, firefighters...) and avoid economic losses. The document helps stakeholders to clarify the complex normative framework on fire safety, provides a summary of all the main prescriptions, provides the complete structure of electro technicaland building normative encompassing the international, European and Swiss levels

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