Green wall at Birmingham New Street station

Green infrastructure design challenge

We’re delighted to once again be working in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to coordinate the 2017 design challenge on the use of green infrastructure as a building service.

We’re looking for designs that demonstrate how both indoor and outdoor green infrastructure can contribute to the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff, while simultaneously improving the building’s energy efficiency and climatic resilience.

The interaction of indoor plants with heating, cooling, acoustic management, air quality, staff productivity and wellbeing is an exciting and growing area of research: the benefits of green infrastructure don’t need to remain outside the building entrance.

This challenge is open to individuals or teams, students, practitioners, and researchers.

  • Challenge launch: Ecobuild, 7-9 March 2017
  • Submission deadline: 8 May 2017
  • Exhibition of winning designs: Green Sky Thinking Week, 15–19 May 2017

Further information will be available shortly.

See the Green Sky Thinking Week pages for details of last year’s challenge.