Home Life Contest
The Home Life Contest in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon gauges whether a house has what it takes to be a home. How well does it accommodate the pleasures of living, such as sharing meals with friends and family, watching movies in a home theater, checking social media, and taking a warm shower?
Points are awarded for:
- Turning all lights on during specified time periods
- Producing 15 gallons (56.8 l) of hot water (110°F/43.3°C) from the shower in 10 minutes or less at several times over the competition
- Operating a television and computer during specified time periods
- Hosting two dinner parties for neighbors
- Hosting a movie night for neighbors.