06 Oct '17, 4pm

How To Shine In The Solar Village

How To Shine In The Solar Village

At noon Eastern Standard Time today — the second day of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Denver — the Northwestern University team was sitting in first place, according to scores released on the competition website. The Solar Village , where all 13 teams’ houses are standing for the competition, is now open to the public. With scoring under way on three of the 10 competition categories — Heath & Comfort, Appliances, and Home Life — Northwestern was tied with Swiss Team and UC Berkeley/U of Denver on the three segments in Health & Comfort — temperature, humidity and indoor air quality. According to the DOE, teams earn full points in Health & Comfort for maintaining: Temperatures between 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 74 degrees Fahrenheit Relative humidity between 35 percent and 60 percent Indoor CO2 levels at less than 1,000 parts per million A...

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