An expert panel of 10 Judges will test the competition stoves. The Judges include representatives from some of the Partner and Supporter Institutions as well as wood stove, technology, and air quality experts, combustion engineers, and consumer advocates.
The Judges score 5 categories on a scale from 1 to 10. The team with the most points wins!
|Innovation||Simplicity, Complexity, New Ideas, Old Ideas Implemented or Combined in New Ways||__ / 10|
|Market Appeal||Appeal to Consumer, Ease of Use, Aesthetics. For example, helping the consumer burn cleaner, better maintenance of the stove or chimney, adjustable controls.||__ / 10|
|Affordability||Objective third party expert cost estimator will assess the cost of the materials and components of the stove. R&D, labor, and other costs will not be evaluated||__ / 10|
|Emissions||Objective third party expert on testing emissions. Judges score based on the data provided by the expert.||__ / 10|
|Efficiency||Objective third party expert on testing efficiency. Judges score based on the data provided by the expert||__ / 10|
|Total||__ / 50|