Solutions developed by Solar Decathlon teams should innovate across all 10 Contest areas; demonstrate mastery of building science fundamentals and highlight creative approaches to wholebuilding design. Addressing all contests is essential to create an integrated building solution capable
of transforming the built environment comprehensively.
Jurors evaluate how well teams meet or exceed criteria for each Contest using provided design and technical documentation, project plans, reports for required analyses, and the quality and content of their presentations. Detailed evaluation criteria for each Contest are provided in the official rules.