Ice Box Challenge




Exhibitions Vancouver, BC, Canada July 27, 2017 - August 14, 2017

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Join Passive House Canada, the City of Vancouver, Vancity and members of Vancouver’s construction industry at 12:00 noon, July 27, in Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square as they launch Ice Box Challenge.

Ice Box Challenge is a contest to increase awareness of and demonstrate the effectiveness, affordability and achievability of high-performance buildings. It pits the BC Building Code against a super-insulated international high-performance building standard under the hot, summer sun. On July 27, Passive House Canada will fill two small structures—one built to code, the other to the Passive House Standard—with ice, then will leave them sealed outdoors for 18 days.

How much ice will remain? Vancouver-area residents can enter their estimates online at for a chance to win the Ice Box Challenge contest.

Passive House Canada will open the Ice Boxes and measure the remaining ice on August 14.

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