Ultimate STEM Challenge

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Increasing Efficiency: Better Buildings

These challenges were developed as part of the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2015/2016.

The competition is now closed but why not complete one of the challenges as part of your school's STEM club, in class, or even to run your own school competition?


BP uses innovative ways to increase energy efficiency in some of its buildings.

One major way buildings use up energy is through air conditioning and central heating.

Challenge 2:

Do an investigation to design and test energy efficient ways of keeping a building cool in summer OR warm in winter. 

Getting started

How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you and your students.

You may wish to use these optional introductory resources to get them started: