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Ice Box Challenge Glasgow - Opening Ceremony

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Date: 23 July

Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Under the patronage of the UNECE, and with the support of the GlobalABC, the City of Glasgow will host the “Ice Box Challenge” from July 23 – August 6 in St Enoch Square. Organisers include the International Passive House Association, Passive House Institute, Glasgow City Council, Passivhaus Trust and Edinburgh Napier University, who describe the challenge as a public experiment and contest to demonstrate how a building can be highly energy-efficient and comfortable. The event offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Passive House Standard and win great prizes!

The #IceBoxChallenge is a contest and an experiment to demonstrate how a building can be super energy efficient and comfortable. #IceBoxChallengeGlasgow presents one box built to Scottish Building Standards and another to the Passive House Standard. The boxes shall be left outside for two weeks, each holding an equal amount of ice. When opened, the amount of ice left in each box will be measured. How much ice remains will demonstrate how well each icebox keeps out the heat. Better building design can help us reduce our carbon emissions without changing our behaviour. Buildings that prioritise efficiency first are comfortable and healthy.

See the programme of the opening ceremony here!