U. S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Panel Review (2009),
“The proposed system would
have beneficial impact on the environment in terms of minimizing the waste
stream and the energy loss for poor roof structures.", “There could be
considerable commercial applications of the proposed technology using
mechanical fasteners (Velcro® type) for roofing instead of nails and staples”
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),
Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, Mark A.
Studdert (Mark Studdert is currently the Chief of Staff for HUD as of February
reviewing Mr. Akins' website... his invention presents a novel approach for
the installation of roofing materials." "The Department appreciates your
interest in the Department and commends Mr. Akins for his work to develop
products to improve housing. The Department hopes his product becomes
available so American families have greater options in how they may protect
their homes from disasters."
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
Former Assistant Administrator Mitigation Directorate, David I. Maurstad:
your efforts to develop a wind-resistant roofing system to help mitigate
disaster-related damages for people living in high wind areas."
The Office of Former Vice President Al Gore:
for emailing Former Vice President Gore and for including information about
the North American Innovation & Manufacturing Corporation’s Project, which
could play a major role in solving several major issues which our nation and
Col. Alex C. Dornstauder HQ, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:
the material and find it extremely interesting that you have linked increased
roofing protection with photovoltaics (energy production) with recyclability.
Also, with potentially easier installation."
NC State University,
Dr. Dave Tilotta
concept sounds intriguing, and we are very interested in looking at this type
of technology as part of our Resilient Home Program."
W.R. Grace’s Former Marketing Manager for New Products,
believe this system can do what you say it can.” “You may have come up with a
fool proof system… you may have come up with the nuke of roofing!”
U.S. Congressman Coble
(Assistant to Congressman Coble, Washington Office):
that this system is not only important to North Carolina, but it’s important