In September 2015, a group of MaeLab visit to the US for two main objectives, one is to witness the Solar Decathlon competition, and secondly to survey and interview some of the UC Berkeley scholars about the early Stage optimization tools. This post shares the Solar Decathlon visit experiences. The solar decathlon is An award competition for US student teams to build an energy efficient homes. In 2015 competition, there were 14 universities competing, each of which is designed for its home climate,  and targeting their selected client, and the award went to STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. We have interviewed the people in charge, entered and surveyed with basic environmental tools and all the 14 projects, please enjoy the photo tour below…

(introduction will be added soon)