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Solar Decathlon 2011

Comfort Zone Contest

(100 points)

For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Comfort Zone Contest, teams designed their houses to keep temperature and humidity steady, uniform, and comfortable. Full points were awarded for maintaining narrow temperature and relative humidity ranges during specified periods of time.

For full points, the houses had to maintain:

  • Temperatures between 71°F (22.2°C) and 76°F (24.4°C)
  • Relative humidity less than 60%.