Date: 6 August
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 BST
The #IceBoxChallenge, hosted by the City of Glasgow, under the patronage of the UNECE and with the support of the GlobalABC, 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.
There is still time to take the Ice Box Challenge and go into the running to win a weekend getaway for two at Malvern Passive House B&B in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty. The ‘Guess the remaining ice level’ contest, will run until midday on Friday, when the Closing Ceremony begins.
During this event, the remaining ice will be weighed and the results announced. This will include declaring the winner of the ‘Guess the remaining ice level’ competition, who will receive a weekend stay in a UK Passive House B&B, courtesy of a coalition of Scottish Housing Associations sponsoring the event. There are also Passive House prize packs to be won.