Solutions for Today

Guidelines For Tomorrow

The Journey

Multidisciplinary teams will apply their brainpower and creative talent in an ambitious two-year project to design and build market-ready homes. These state-of-the-art houses will be assembled and showcased in a sustainable village. The public is invited to tour the homes in person and online. To determine the winners of this unique competition, OCSD23 organizers will gather performance data from every house, and jury members who represent various professional fields will evaluate each one.

The OCSD Decathlon

Homes will be evaluated in 10 contests, each of which is worth 100 points. The team with the highest overall score wins the competition. The contests are:

  1. Sustainability and Resilience
  2. Architecture and Interior Design
  3. Engineering and Construction
  4. Communications and Marketing
  5. Innovation
  6. Energy Efficiency
  7. Water Use and Conservation
  8. Health and Comfort
  9. Lighting and Appliances
  10. Market Potential

Our 18 teams represent schools across California, the United States, and the world.

We are thrilled to announce the schools selected to compete in the 2023 OC Sustainability Decathlon in October 2023. Learn more.