Home Life Contest (100 points)
The Home Life Contest in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 demonstrated whether or not a house is capable of being a home. Teams were required to engage in a variety of activities just like real homeowners. They shared meals with friends and neighbors, watched television, used their computers, and hosted game nights. They even commuted in an electric vehicle charged from the house's solar electric system.
Points were awarded for:
- Maintaining comfortable light levels throughout the house for several hours each day of the competition
- Operating a television and computer several hours each day
- Hosting two dinner parties for neighbors
- Hosting a game night for neighbors
- Driving an electric vehicle at least 25 miles (40.2 km) within 75 minutes.
For complete information, see the Solar Decathlon 2017 rules. Solar Decathlon teams should always refer to the rules.
The 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.