The objective of this challenge is to increase electrification of U.S. buildings. Solutions should lead to reductions in energy use and carbon emissions while emphasizing reduced inequalities in obtaining new technologies for identified stakeholder groups.
Students will be challenged to develop an innovative solution that will reduce carbon emissions from U.S. buildings. Problem statements can focus on embodied carbon, carbon sequestration and storage, and/or operational carbon emissions.
Teams will develop novel technical solutions to improve the resilience and sustainability of the built environment and identify ways for each proposed solution to enable underserved communities to adapt, persist, and recover from extreme weather and persistent stress, such as those caused by climate change.