Discipline: Technology and Engineering
Room: Exhibit Hall A
Justin Baymon - Mississippi Valley State University
Co-Author(s): Brandon McCall, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS
General Topic: Energy efficiency is beginning to become more trend popular throughout the home building process. Although the energy consumption of buildings varies according to factors such as social differences, climate, geographical location, and cultural habits, there is a need to become more energy efficient (Harputlugil, Timuçin 2017) Architects are designing more ways to introduce and improve a cleaner, efficient, and feasible way of living (energy.gov 2019). This project aims to describe an overview of energy-efficient home design in the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Delta region is a vital part of the United States with unique landscapes and natural resources. Counties in this region include Leflore, Yazoo, Issaquena, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Sunflower, Washington, Sharkey, Humphreys, and Bolivar. In this project, we will closely examine Leflore County. Residents in this area depend highly on natural resources to conduct day-to-day living. Federal agencies across the country have challenged states to lead by example and ‘Go Green’. Specific Question: The overall goal is to make the home energy efficient, as well as cost-efficient. What exactly would be included in the design of an “Energy Efficient Home of the Mississippi Delta”? Through research, we have examined the are multiple obstacles to build an energy-efficient home in the Mississippi Delta Region. One of the most challenging obstacles would be knowing and understanding solar orientation, for this is important when we incorporate windows and doors in our mini prototype. This work is focused on researching all the different ways of being energy efficient, and designing with Autodesk software the outcome of such research. Method/Results: We are creating and designing floorplans in Chief Architecture as well as using a 3D printer to create the actual prototype that will include what an energy-efficient home will encompass. Currently, the research is ongoing and preliminary results will be presented. Conclusion: The results of this research will indicate what energy efficiency looks like for the Mississippi Delta Region.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Funder Acknowledgment(s): I would like to thank Brandon McCall for teaming up with me and working on this as our senior project. I would also like to give thanks to the Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology, Mr. Antonio Brownlow as well as our Senior Project Advisor, Ms. Sabria Phillips for their expertise and guidance with research on this topic.
Faculty Advisor: Sabrina Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: I researched and created the information that will be used for the prototype as well as design the home using computer-aided software.