Energy conservation and fire prevention equal one hot topic http://t.co/Z3iKKcQp
— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) December 10, 2012
Minimizing heat losses in electrical installations improves both energy efficiency and fire prevention. Choosing a conductor material with a high conductivity serves both goals. Sound design, correct installation and thorough maintenance of electrical contacts are important as well.
When advocating for energy efficiency, associated fire safety benefits increasingly receive attention through the recently revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Vice versa, when advocating for electrical safety, more attention could go to the synergies with energy efficiency.