And they’re off . . .

Yesterday at 10 am we saw the opening ceremony of the decathlon. Today, marked the first day of competition. Bright and early today, we had our first round of tours for the jury: Market Appeal, Architecture and Communications. All three tours went well. It was good to be the first team to host all three of these juries. We should start to see the results of these catagories starting sometime Monday morning. The next round of competition, that we will see, will be on Monday when they take Comfort Zone, Appliances, Hot Water, Lighting, and Energy Balance measurements. Also on Monday, we will start getting mileage credit for the electric GEM car for the Getting Around competition.
Our house is currently open to public tours all day. The house will be open 10-5 on weekends and 11-3 on weekdays. Wednesday the house will closed so they can measure the temperature of the house in a controlled environment. There are early reports that there are 20,000-30,000 people on the national mall today. Be sure to check us out if you are in the D.C. area we are lot 109.
As far as weather, it is partly cloudy, mid 60s. A great day for making electricity and giving tours!