Ice Box Challenge Melbourne

The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) and Passive Place invite the media to the launch of Australia’s first-ever Ice Box Challenge. Between 22nd February and 3rd March, Melbourne residents and visitors are invited to learn about the Passive House Standard— the world’s most energy-efficient building design standard that requires almost no energy for heating or cooling and leaves buildings comfortable throughout the year.

At the launch on the 22nd, two structures will be placed at the Queen Victoria Market—one built to Australia’s current building code (Building Code of Australia and the National Construction Code) and one built incorporating Passive House principles.

720kg of ice will be placed in each structure, and people will be invited to guess how much ice will be left at the end of the competition.

Date: 22nd February – 3rd March

Time: TBD Location: Queen Victoria Market, corner of Queen St. and Victoria St.

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