Take the #IceBoxChallengePgh
Presented by NK Architects
September 11- October 5 2018
Tag #IceBoxChallengePgh on social media and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Describe how you’ve discovered the benefits of high performance building and construction, or just take a photo with the boxes and be entered to win!
About the Ice Box Challenge
The #IceBoxChallengePgh is a contest and an experiment to demonstrate how a home can be super energy efficient AND comfortable. The Ice Boxes will be left outside in the sun for 25 days in Pittsburgh. When they are opened, the amount of ice left in each box will be measured. How much ice is left shows how well each Ice Box keeps out the summer heat. Better building design can help us reduce our carbon pollution without changing our behaviour. Energy-efficient homes are comfortable, quiet and healthy.
Why High Performance Buildings?
Quite simply, it’s how we build & feel better.
High-performance buildings are reliable, affordable, comfortable buildings that use energy efficiently, so you’re heating or cooling only your home and not the outdoors. They stay comfortable and quiet throughout the year, including through summer heatwaves, winter storms and power outages. The buildings use up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling than other buildings do, while maintaining good indoor ventilation and air quality. They are easy to maintain. They are also affordable to build, own, live in and work in.
North American Passive House Network Conference + Expo
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Thanks to a strong professional base, innovative governmental policy supporting Passive House, and a community of forward-thinking developers and housing agencies, Pittsburgh is home to one of the largest concentrations of major Passive House and other deep green development on the continent. To accelerate the adoption of Passive House here in Pittsburgh and across the US and Canada, the North American Passive House Network will hold its marquee event of the year, the NAPHN18 Conference + Expo, in Pittsburgh this year. And you are invited!
The Ice Box Challenge DC is presented by NK Architects
with sponsorship from Rockwool, SIGA, Cascadia Windows and Doors
and in partnership with CruxHomes, Passive House Western Pennsylvania, and the North American Passive House Network Conference + Expo 2018.
Ice Box design by Stark Architecture. Exterior paint artwork by Oli-B.