10:10:10 was the date chosen for the first UK Passivhaus Student Research Conference. Thanks to course directors and tutors like Sofie Pelsmaker, together with a new wave of students aware of a global emergency and passionate to be a part of the solution, architectural education is moving into a new era integrating design and building physics. At last students have access to a scientific method of designing energy efficient buildings, with instant feed-back loops. The empowerment that results is stimulating a rapidly growing interest in research at schools of architecture across the UK. This new blood that will enter the profession in the coming years is key to the transformation of UK design practices. The UK Research Conference will be an annual event and will become established as the leading opportunity for the profession to learn from and absorb the new energy and talent emerging from the UKs leading universities and research practitioners.

2010 student research conference, hosted by University of East London, 10th October 2010: http://www.ukstudentpassivhausconference.org.uk/

ICE CHALLENGE VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=34n8-GZltlA