Fire events do not only endanger life and safety of humans and animals but also damage the building fabric, emit pollutants and thus cause harm to the environment. This is why the issue "fire safety" forms an integral part of DGNB's certification procedures.
The main benefits of fire safety measures are to reduce the potential loss of lives and injuries during a fire, as well as the destruction caused by fire, and hence the associated repair and liability costs in the aftermath. It is essential to prevent the occurrence of a fire and the spread of fire and smoke, which will affect not just the building itself, but also its surroundings. Equipping a building with sufficient fire safety measures will also bring reassurance to building users during normal operation by allaying safety concerns.
Fire safety measures include those that are
Fire safety certificate
Additional fire safety features of the design and structure
Additional fire safety features of the technical building system
Source of the „Sustainable Development Goals"-icons: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/news/communications-material/