Architecture instructor, Andreas Benzing and his firm New York Passive House are part of the #IceBoxChallenge

Challenge Details & Description

Date & Time:   April 21st to May 23rd

Venue:             40th Street & Broadway

An experiment in high-performance building design and construction

The #IceBoxChallengeNYC is a contest and a public science experiment to demonstrate how a home can be super energy efficient AND comfortable. The Ice Boxes are left outside in the sun for a month. When they are opened, the amount of ice left in each box will be measured. How much ice is left shows how well each Ice Box keeps out the summer heat.

You can sign up to volunteer, and select the session that works best for your schedule via this form. For more information, feel free to reach out to

Interested volunteers will only have to commit to a session of 1.5 hours, and help us with the following –