This project studies passive dehumidification and thermal capacity through recycled materials. Testing materials that would usually be thrown away to act as desiccants to produce higher levels of dehumidification and possibly thermal comfort. Each material is evaluated through measurement of its capability to reduce humidity and retain heat.
Erin Kennedy is a current 2nd year undergraduate student at UNC Charlotte studying Architecture with a minor in Urban Youth and Communities. Set to graduate next year, in 2021, she wants to go into the residential side of architectural design and more specifically, affordable housing. From Mills River, North Carolina, she is interested in learning more about different climates, how to be able to design effectively for these different climates, all while doing it a low cost.
Sydney Mangan is a current 2nd year undergraduate architecture student at UNC Charlotte. Along with Architecture she is currently minoring in Italian. Not sure what she wants to design, but knows it's an ever-growing passion, she seeks to learn and utilize the resources that are available to her. From Charlotte, North Carolina she is interested in urban design and the integration of recyclable materials into the already developed urban fabric. How old and new can create a sustainable relationship for future generations to enjoy.