2023-2024 Challenge 3rd Place – The University of Texas at Austin

Team Members:

Gaon Ok – Undergraduate in Civil Engineering

Vivien Zheng – Undergraduate in Civil Engineering

Aakruthi Karthic – Undergraduate in Civil Engineering

School: The University of Texas at Austin

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: Bridging Gaps in Energy Efficiency

Solution: Our mission is to empower communities burdened by high energy consumption with accessible and cost-effective solutions that enhance the performance of building envelopes. We are committed to reducing energy inefficiency, improving occupant comfort, and addressing the needs of underserved communities through innovative kits that combine heat control window film and efficient air sealing components. Our goal is to provide an affordable and easily implemented remedy for air leakage and thermal performance issues in residential buildings. By offering solutions that are practical, sustainable, and accessible, we aim to make significant strides in alleviating energy burden and advancing the quality of living spaces for all.