How much ice will be left in each ice box after two weeks?
Drop by Farragut Square any time between July 7-20 and take the #IceBoxChallengeDC for a chance to win prizes.
About the Challenge
The #IceBoxChallengeDC is a contest and an experiment to demonstrate how a home can be super energy efficient AND comfortable. One Ice Box is built to the standard building code and the other is built to a higher performance building standard—the Passive House standard. Each Ice Box is filled with 1,800 pounds of ice and left outside in the sun for two weeks. 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 behavior. Energy-efficient homes are comfortable, quiet, and healthy.
Going Green in the EU
The European Union played a key role in brokering the world's first universal, legally binding climate deal in Paris in December 2015. Today, the EU is continuing to lead global efforts to deliver on the Paris Agreement—including here at the EU Delegation in Washington, D.C.
As part of our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% (from 1990 levels) by the year 2030. Adopting the highly energy-efficient Passive House (Passivhaus) standard and improving the energy performance of our homes and buildings are practical steps toward reaching that goal.
To learn more about what the EU is doing to mitigate climate action and ensure a green future visit: EUintheUS.org/GoGreen