Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge Showcase – Berkeley Green UTC

Students from Berkeley Green UTC are well represented in the shortlist of the Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge.

Students from Berkeley Green UTC are well represented in the shortlist of the Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge.

The college has team entries in both the 16-18 years age category and the 14-16 years age group. The range of ideas presented by the students encompass eco-friendly, modern living which addresses sustainability and wellbeing, and makes use of natural and recycled materials. Many congratulations to all the students involved.

Examples of the students’ work include:

JUEXA House by Junior Lewis, Xavier Lester and Eesa Battiwala – The aim of our eco-friendly 2030 house is to be able to use resources that have been previously recycled and other salvaged materials. We want to make it modernised with all new technologies that are available currently and are being developed or will be developed soon. We will strive to achieve our self-sustainability design as everyone should be able to support themselves, our house will use waste as fertiliser for the small farm that will support the people that live in this house. We will also have underfloor heating with recycled polyethylene.

S House by Anya Birch and Bisnukaa Ketharalingam (pictured above) – The home focuses on wellbeing and sustainability. It is bright and has lots of indoor planting such as kitchen herb garden. We want there to be plant everywhere in the house because it will take in carbon dioxide. We have an open plan design because it’s modern and we will have more natural light for the plants. Natural light also brightens up the house, making it look more appealing and illuminated.

Smart Homes by Dylan Rees and Joe Beard – Our house is going to be a SMART (meaning it runs off a voice controlled artificial intelligence, helping the owner of the house) The house is also going to be completely energy efficient, in order to do this the SMART house will have solar panels on the roofs to create its own energy. The house will be planted with moss, this helps to improve the air quality around the house. The house will have special glass which is used as a heater and it can fog up (acting as a curtain).

To view the full shortlist read more here. All the shortlisted teams go forward to the national final in Autumn 2020.