We’re pleased to announce that Sanctuary Scotland will be sponsoring this year's Ice Box Challenge in Glasgow.

The Ice Box Challenge Glasgow is a public installation and contest taking place from 23rd July until 6th August to demonstrate the significance of an efficiency first approach to buildings in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in November. One ice box has been constructed to the Scottish Building Standard, while the other meets the Passive House Standard, a highly energy efficient building performance standard. As the name suggests, Passive House buildings make efficient use of passive heating and cooling sources.

To demonstrate this during the Ice Box Challenge, each box is filled with an equal amount of ice at the beginning of the experiment. After a fortnight, at the closing ceremony on August 6th, the amount of ice left in each box will be measured. The level of ice remaining will demonstrate how well each ice box passively kept out the heat.

At Sanctuary, we’re passionate about how our homes are constructed and always strive to have a minimal impact on the environment. That’s why our homes all meet the Passive House Standard, so that you can be reassured that a Sanctuary home will be as efficient with heating and cooling as possible.

The boxes are currently part of a public installation at St Enoch Square in Glasgow, on display from the 23rd July to 8th August. To find out more about the Ice Box Challenge please visit their website here: www.iceboxchallenge.org.

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