Green infrastructure as imagined in Lego by Ferguson & Wilkins

Green infrastructure design challenge 2018 – call for entries

CIBSE & UKCIP warmly invite you to take part in the third annual GI design challenge!  

  • Closing date: 19 February 2018
  • Winner announcement & exhibition: 06 March 2018 at ecobuild

Supported by ecobuild, this challenge provides an opportunity to showcase what constitutes a healthy, productive and sustainable urban environment both now and as the climate changes. From a building performance perspective as well as the improvement of surrounding public spaces, the challenge highlights the role of building-level green infrastructure such as green roofs, internal or external living walls, indoor farms and gardens, and collections of plants. The objectives of this challenge are to:

  • Showcase opportunities to improve the liveability of our cities through GI
  • Demonstrate how GI can make an area an attractive place to work 
  • Demonstrate how GI can contribute to improved health and wellbeing
  • Improve energy efficiency and climatic resilience.

Judging criteria

The proposals will be judged on evidence provided against the following categories:

  • Health, wellbeing and productivity of staff – improving staff working environment including the indoor / outdoor air quality
  • Improving energy efficiency – looking for solutions that complement and enhance existing building systems
  • Climate resilience – improving thermal comfort, water management and flood prevention measures.

Design submissions must make clear any associated requirements for the building’s maintenance and management regime.

The design should demonstrate consideration of:

  • the building curtilage – the surroundings: street scene, plazas, courtyards, other public spaces surrounding the building
  • the external building surfaces
  • the building’s interior.

Contact Dr Anastasia Mylona if you have any queries, or if you would like the technical pack.

Entry requirements

Entries should be submitted as 2 x A0 size posters, in pdf format.

Submission form

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