The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) New England Chapter is hosting an event on March 6th at 6:00 PM regarding Energy Storage Systems in Occupied Buildings. Steve Cummings, Director of the Sensors Business Unit at Nexceris will be serving on the panel discussing this important topic.
Over the last 10 years, the implementation of Solar and Wind generated energy has increase dramatically. The increase has seen the rise in energy storage systems, commonly referred to as ESS, move from dedicated use buildings and structures to inside occupied buildings. With the growing concerns surrounding the use of fossil fuels, a greater demand for cleaner efficient energy power and the use of ESS has grown to provide reliable power for peak usage or standby power during emergency situations.
The use of ESS in occupancies requires the need for a heightened understanding of all hazards involved and more extensive measures to reduce the risks, including thermal runaway, toxic and flammable gas, and deep-seated fires.
Joining Steve on the panel is Jennifer Sapochetti, P.E., a registered fire protection engineer and Managing Principal and JS Consulting Engineers, and Chris Towski, Manager of MCM Industries and a Fire Lieutenant for the City of Cambridge Massachusetts Fire Department.
The event is being held at Bentley University at the LaCava Campus Center located at 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 (parking in Lot #2).
You can register by clicking here.