Ice Box Challenge and Passive House Industry Social scheduled for August 2

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We have scheduled an industry–Ice Box Challenge social for Wednesday, August 2. Here is your opportunity to visit the Ice Box Challenge and see the changes that have occurred in the first week. Shaun St. Amour, who oversaw construction of the Ice Box Challenge installation, will present on how the Ice Box Challenge was developed and describe the construction process.

The structures, decks, benches, and ramps were built off-site at BCIT’s High-Performance Building Lab, then transferred with the help of Britco Construction a few days before the event’s July 27 launch to Vancouver’s Olympic Village Square. Come down and check out how each structure is handling the summer heat!

We are so grateful to all the supporters and contributors that assisted in making this event happen. Please join us.


After the discussion, we’ll convene informally next door at the Tap and Barrel Restaurant. We’ll try to wrap things up for those you will be heading to the fireworks.


Review construction details of the Ice Box Challenge – 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Olympic Village Plaza (just west of the Creekside Community Centre at 1 Athletes Way)

Socialize with Passive House enthusiasts – 7:30 to 8:30 PM, Tap and Barrel Restaurant (next to the Ice Box Challenge installation)

Re-visit the Ice Box Challenge—the lights inside each ice box should be clearly visible for you to see the ice – 8:30 to 9:00 PM, Olympic Village Plaza

Please note: the fireworks begin at 10:00 PM at English Bay.

For more information on the Ice Box Challenge, click here > 


Passive House Canada is running the Ice Box Challenge, with support from the City of Vancouver, Vancity, and members of the local construction and design industry – 475 High Performance Building Supply, BCIT High Performance Building Lab, Britco Construction, Cascadia Windows and Doors, Cornerstone Architecture, Dick’s Lumber, E3 Eco Group, Echoflex Solutions Inc., Euroline Windows, Footprint Sustainable Housing Corporation, Golden Chateau Building Materials Inc., Kingdom Builders, MistyWest, MIZU Passive House Consulting, Modu-Loc Fence Rentals, Multivista, Naikoon Contracting Ltd., Naturally Crafted Contracting Ltd., Open Green Building Society, Polar Bear Ice, Portable Electric, Ritchie Construction, Ryder Architecture, Siga Cover, Slow and Steady Design, Small Planet Supply, Stantec Architecture, Stark Architecture, James A.V. Bligh, Simon Chan, Cu Nguyen, Ria Purnam, Ian Robertson.

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