10 disciplines

At the Solar Decathlon Europe 21 competition entries of each team will be evaluated in these contents:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Energy Performance
  • Affordability & Viability
  • Communication, Education & Social Awareness
  • Sustainability
  • Comfort
  • House Functionning
  • Urban Mobility
  • Innovation

The individual disciplines are weighted differently in the assessment according to their relevance.

Contests, Scoring and Evaluation [https://sde21.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/sde21_call_for_teams_update_with_addendums.pdf]

All contents are important for the Building Challenge, all except three contents for the Design Challenge: Energy Performance, Comfort and Housing Functioning. These three categories are solely monitored based contents in the evaluation, while all other criteria are juried based (see table). The team with the highest overall score will win the competition.