Solar Decathlon 2011
New for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, the Affordability Contest encouraged teams to design and build affordable houses that combined energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable energy systems. In this way, the teams demonstrated how energy-saving features can help consumers save money today.
A professional estimator determined the construction cost of each house. Teams earned 100 points for achieving a target construction cost of $250,000 or less. A sliding point scale was then applied to houses with estimated construction costs between $250,001 and $600,000. Houses with estimated costs more than $600,000 would have received zero points.
The results of the Affordability Contest are shown in the chart below.
|1||Parsons NS Stevens||$229,890.26||100.000|
|16||Team New Jersey||$389,303.55||75.851|
|17||Team New York||$411,301.70||67.931|