EPBD Revision: Modern Building Alliance’s joint statement on the European Parliament’s fire safety considerations

23 March 2023


The Modern Building Alliance, under the umbrella of EuroFSA and eleven other organisations, signed a joint statement urging the European institutions to integrate fire safety into the final text of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

The EPBD revision aims to increase the energy performance of buildings in order to reach the EU climate objectives. It will also support the increase of the use of renewable energy, new sustainable solutions and technologies. Such evolutions should not impede fire safety. It is key to include fire safety considerations for new and renovated buildings. It is also key when installing and maintaining renewable and recharging infrastructures. Furthermore, the text could also include fire safety awareness campaigns for EU citizens, as fire safety education programmes are successful tools for fire prevention.

How do skills secure fire safety in buildings?  https://www.modernbuildingalliance.eu/fire-safety-skills-competency

The EU Fire Safety Guide https://www.modernbuildingalliance.eu/EU-fire-safety-guide