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Solar Decathlon 2013

Affordability Contest

(100 points)

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Affordability Contest encouraged teams to design and build affordable houses that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable energy systems.

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 $599,999. Houses with estimated costs of $600,000 or more received zero points.

The final results the Affordability Contest are shown in the graphic below. Roll over the graphic with your mouse to display scores and construction costs for each team.

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