Green infrastructure design challenge 2018 – call for entries

CIBSE & UKCIP have launched their third annual GI design challenge!

Supported by ecobuild, the challenge highlights the role of building-level green infrastructure, such as green roofs, living walls, indoor farms and gardens in creating sustainable indoor and outdoor environments. The deadline for the 2018 challenge is noon on 19th February 2018.

Design principles

Entries should consider what constitutes a healthy, productive and sustainable urban environment from both a building performance perspective, and as an improvement of surrounding public spaces. The designs should be effective now and as the climate changes.

The objectives of the design 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.

Submissions must include design and operation solutions that enhance the indoor and outdoor environment, particularly those that:

  • Enhance the primary use of land and unlock additional benefits
  • Improve air quality
  • Reduce overheating risk
  • Improve flood resilience
  • Promote more sustainable transport, such as cycling and walking
  • Take account of likely future shortages in public water supply
  • Improve energy efficiency.

For more information and the submit an entry, click here.