Ice Box Challenge - Santiago Chile

  • Moreno-Rangel, Alejandro (Principal Investigator)
  • Tsekleves, Emmanuel (Co-investigator)
  • Vazquez, Juan Manuel (Co-investigator)
  • Young, Paul (Co-investigator)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details

Description

This project will build new public engagement through an international interdisciplinary Ice Box Challenge (IBC) in the UK and Chille. Prior to the COP26, an IBC took place in Glasgow during summer ‘21. The IBC is a living lab experiment that demonstrates how energy-efficient buildings can also be comfortable. The LatamHaus project (ended in 07/’21) identified opportunities for public engagement activities focused on NERC’s environmental solutions objective, like the energy and housing industry decarbonisation. The IBC, planned by ILAPH, involves building two boxes–to standard building practices and Passivhaus Standard–left outdoors with 1 ton of ice inside while monitoring indoor/outdoor temp. After 2 weeks, the boxes are open, and the remaining ice measured demonstrating their effectiveness in keeping the heat out. By minimising the cooling/heating demand, on-site renewable energy production could suffice to run a building.

Layman's description

This project will build new public engagement through an international interdisciplinary Ice Box Challenge (IBC) in the UK and Chille. Prior to the COP26, an IBC took place in Glasgow during summer ‘21. The IBC is a living lab experiment that demonstrates how energy-efficient buildings can also be comfortable. The LatamHaus project (ended in 07/’21) identified opportunities for public engagement activities focused on NERC’s environmental solutions objective, like the energy and housing industry decarbonisation. The IBC, planned by ILAPH, involves building two boxes–to standard building practices and Passivhaus Standard–left outdoors with 1 ton of ice inside while monitoring indoor/outdoor temp. After 2 weeks, the boxes are open, and the remaining ice measured demonstrating their effectiveness in keeping the heat out. By minimising the cooling/heating demand, on-site renewable energy production could suffice to run a building.
Short titleIBC Chile 2021
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/11/2112/11/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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  • Design research role on supporting net-zero buildings

    Moreno-Rangel, A., Tsekleves, E., Young, P., Huenchuñir, M. & Vasquez, J. M., 25 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) PLEA 2022: Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design. Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Santiago, Chile, 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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