CLEAN ENERGY CHALLENGE
HOW CAN DESIGNERS SOLVE URBAN ENERGY ISSUES?
In September 2018, What Design Can Do launched the Clean Energy Challenge in collaboration with the IKEA Foundation. This global design competition asked designers to rethink how we use energy in our cities.
The 20 winners present local solutions to generate cleaner energy — meaning renewable, passive, kinetic; anything but fossil fuels.LEARN MORE
FIVE CITIES, FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Cities emit 70 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide — likely even more when consumption-based emissions are accounted for. Cities offer a huge opportunity to transform the way we generate and use energy.
That is why the Clean Energy Challenge worked closely with partners in five major cities. In the end, the competition received 452 entries from 52 countries.
20 winning projects
A network connecting cargo bike riders with parcel delivery companies
A retrofit for electric water heaters to act like batteries to store energy
A system of aquaponics urban farms on the rooftops of sao paulo