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
See the Green Sky Thinking Week pages for details of last year’s challenge.
Welcome and introduction to the design challenge
Briony Turner, ARCC network, UKCIP
Design challenge technical brief and judging criteria
Dr Anastasia Mylona, CIBSE
Back to basics – Installing and maintaining GI on office buildings
Gary Grant, Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd
Energy performance –the building in its surrounding urban context
Dr Andrew Allen, University of Nottingham
Climate resilience, building performance and drainage
Professor Lynne Jack, Heriot-Watt
Plant selection and maintaining plants with a changing climate in mind
Dr Eleanor Webster, Climate Scientist Royal Horticultural Society
Using modelling to understand the biophysical suitability and predict success of integrating GI into built environment design
Professor Sue Grimmond, University of Reading
Plant selection to tackle air quality indoors and out
Dr Tijana Blanusa, Royal Horticultural Society/University of Reading