Dr. Dieter Werner, Testing, Inspection and Certification Body of the City of Vienna, Head of the Building Physics Laboratory

Is facade greening a fire hazard? The City of Vienna has been investigating the fire behavior of facade greening since 2015. In the meantime, about 20 large-scale fire tests have been carried out on different types of facade greening. 

Measures such as fire barriers or spacing regulations have been developed and now enable the construction of facade greenings that are as simple as possible in terms of design, without disregarding fire protection specifications on the facade. What does this mean in concrete terms? What is possible? Should this also apply in general, i.e. elsewhere as well?


This webinar is on the youtube-channel of BIOTOPE CITY JOURNAL


This lecture series is a cooperation between the Foundation Biotopes City, the Institute for Landscape Planning (ILAP) and the Institute of Engineering Biology and Landscaping (IBLB) of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna.