European Fire Safety Week 2023 highlights workshop on electrical safety in buildings

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FEEDS workshop shines a light on safe electrification in buildings

Registrations are now open for a crucial event as part of the 2023 European Fire Safety Week. FEEDS is hosting a workshop focusing on the theme of “Electrical Safety and deployment of heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, and charging points in buildings”.

The comprehensive details and registration for the event can be found on FEEDS official website.

Fire Safety Week emphasises the importance of electrical safety as buildings adopt green technologies

Electrification technologies, including heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, and charging points for electric vehicles, are set to see a massive deployment in buildings.

This is in line with achieving decarbonisation objectives. For such a widespread adoption, ensuring electrical safety becomes paramount.

Representatives from both the EU Commission and the EU Parliament will delve into how REPowerEU, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), and the Heat Pump Action Plan will promote the uptake of these electrification technologies.

The workshop will also feature a discussion between fire safety experts and these representatives about how the EU can guide Member States to effectively consider safety aspects.

FEEDS has taken proactive measures by developing new factsheets in collaboration with the HP, PV, and EV charging sector.

These factsheets will be an aid in the safe adoption of electrification technologies.

During the workshop, different representatives from the value chain will express their views on ensuring electrical safety and successful implementation of the electrification technologies.

The in-person event, moderated by Theresa Griffin, FEEDS Chair, is scheduled to take place at the L42 business center in Brussels and will culminate in a networking lunch. For those interested in attending, you can register here.

IFSJ Comment

The movement towards green and sustainable building solutions is undoubtedly accelerating, with European strategies and directives like REPowerEU and EPBD spearheading the change.

As buildings integrate more electrical components like heat pumps, PV panels, and EV charging points, the risks associated with electrical faults become a pressing concern.

FEEDS’ initiative in hosting this workshop serves as a timely reminder and provides much-needed guidance.

The presence of esteemed representatives from the EU Commission and Parliament, coupled with insights from FEEDS, offers a holistic view of the way forward, combining innovation with safety.

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