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Photo of a group of visitors inside Team Austin's kitchen, which is filled with sunshine that reflects against a gleaming wooden ceiling panel. Lights hang down above a wooden island that contains a stovetop, pots and pans, and a basket of fresh fruit.

The University of Texas at Austin team designed a kitchen that is generously sized, which comes in handy at the Decathlon when so many people want to see it.

Solar Decathlon 2007

Comfort Zone

(100 points)

The Solar Decathlon teams design their houses to remain a steady, uniform, comfortable temperature and humidity throughout. Full points for this contest are awarded for maintaining narrow temperature (72°F/22.2°C to 76°F/24.4°C) and relative humidity (40% to 55%) ranges inside the houses.