Rules

No.Contest NamePointsTypeBrief Description
1Architecture100JuriedArchitecture Jury reviews and evaluates the drawings, construction specifications, audiovisual presentation, architecture narrative, and final constructed project
2Market Appeal100JuriedMarket Appeal Jury reviews and evaluates the drawings, construction specifications, audiovisual presentation, market appeal narrative, and final constructed project
3Engineering100JuriedEngineering Jury reviews and evaluates the drawings, construction specifications, energy analysis results and discussion, audiovisual presentation, engineering narrative and final constructed project
4Communications100JuriedCommunications Jury reviews and evaluates the team website, audiovisual presentation, communications narrative, onsite public exhibit, and public exhibit materials
5Innovation100JuriedInnovation Jury reviews and evaluates the drawings, construction specifications, audiovisual presentation, innovation narrative, and final constructed project
6Comfort Zone100Monitored6-1 Temperature (40%): Keep zone temperature in 22°C to 25°C range
6-2 Humidity (20%): Keep zone relative humidity below 60%
6-3 CO2 Level (20%): Keep zone CO2 level below 1000 ppm
6-4 PM2.5 Level (20%): Keep zone PM2.5 level below 35 ug/m3
7Appliances100Task7-1 Refrigerator (10%): Keep refrigerator temperature in 1°C to 4°C range
7-2 Freezer (10%): Keep freezer temperature in -30°C to -15°C range
7-3 Clothes Washer (16%): Successfully wash eight loads of laundry (one load = six bath towels)
7-4 Clothes Drying (32%): Return eight loads of laundry to their original weight (one load = six bath towels)
7-5 Dishwasher (17%): Successfully wash five loads of dishes (one load = eight place settings)
7-6 Cooking (15%): Successfully perform five cooking tasks (one task = vaporize 2 kg of water in less than 2 hours)
8Home Life100Task8-1 Lighting (25%): All interior and exterior lights on at full levels at night
8-2 Hot Water (50%): Successfully conduct 16 water draws (one water draw = deliver 60 L of water at average 45°C temperature within 10 minutes)
8-3 Home Electronics (10%): Operate a TV and computer during specified hours
8-4 Dinner Party (10%): Host two dinner parties for up to eight guests
8-5 Movie Night (5%): Host neighbors to watch a movie on the home theater system
9Commuting100TaskDrive an electric vehicle 40 km in no more than 1 hour, four times during contest week
10Energy100Monitored10-1 Energy Balance (80%): Produce at least as much electrical energy as is consumed during contest week
10-2 Generating Capacity (20%): Produce as much electrical energy as possible per unit PV area