St Enoch Square, July 23 – August 6, 2021

Ice Box Challenge Glasgow: July 23 - August 6

The #IceBoxChallengeGlasgow is a scientific demonstration, visually highlighting the benefits of energy-efficient buildings. After a successful student competition to select the winning design, the ice boxes are now in the process of being fabricated. One box is being built to the Scottish Building Standard and the other to the Passive House Standard. The boxes are filled with an equal amount of ice and displayed for public viewing in St Enoch Square for two weeks. The amount of ice left in each box at the end of this period will be measured, and the level of remaining ice will be used to demonstrate how well each ice box kept out the heat.

Better building design can help us reduce our carbon pollution without changing our behaviour. Buildings that prioritise efficiency first are comfortable and healthy.