Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

Washington, DC


This project was sponsored by the National Association of State Fire Marshals to address the issue of fire safety in green buildings. We researched design characteristics of green buildings, awareness of fire safety, awareness of green building practices, and the ways that green building can promote or hinder fire safety. From this we developed recommendations focused on education of the fire services, as well as increased communication between fire officials and those involved in promoting the practice of green building.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs