2023-2024 Challenge 2nd Place – North Carolina A&T State University

Team Members:

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.