Solar Decathlon 2017 D-8: Market Potential Narrative


Market Potential including how the design and integrated design elements positively impact the U.S. residential energy efficiency and renewable energy industry, demonstrate exterior and interior appeal for Native Americans through material, equipment, and design details, sustainability features and strategies to make a positive contribution to the marketability of the house, the Native American market need for the competition prototype house and associated components. Livability, including design details that support a safe, functional, convenient, comfortable, and enjoyable place to live, design of the house’s lighting, entertainment, and other controls, and the design details that meet the unique needs and desires of Native Americans. Cost Effectiveness, including cost-effective value to Native Americans, market analysis, and integrated sustainability features that enhance the home’s market value. Build ability including, quality and detail to enable a general contractor to estimate and build the design as it appeared on the competition site, and the design response to the target site, client, or climate.


16 pages, illustrations, bibliography