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Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
October 8-18, 2015

Home Life Contest (100 points)

The Home Life Contest in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 gauged 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 were 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.

The final scores for the Home Life Contest are shown in the graphic below. Roll over the graphic with your mouse to see the points awarded for each subcontest.

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