Autumn Walton – Undergraduate in Architectural Engineering
Amaya Burse – Undergraduate in Architectural Engineering
School: North Carolina A&T State University
Challenge: That’s a Wrap!
Problem Definition: The objective of this challenge is to improve the building envelope performance of new or existing residential buildings by reducing energy consumption in a cost-effective and accessible way.
Project Title: Building Facade Sealing Kits
Solution: We propose introducing an innovative DIY air sealant kit tailored to address the specific needs of low-income families. This affordable and user-friendly solution empowers households to increase energy efficiency and reduce utility bills by sealing gaps and cracks in their homes. The kit includes step-by-step instructions, identification techniques, and all the necessary materials, making it accessible and easy to use for individuals with limited resources and experience. By sealing air leaks, this kit not only improves indoor comfort but also grants economic relief, making it an invaluable tool for low-income families striving to create a more energy-efficient and cost-effective living environment.