Hoboken, New Jersey , an ideal college town for students with countless food options, a beautiful view of NYC, and an ideal private institution, the Stevens Institute of Technology. Well-known for engineering, management, and science programs, it’s only natural that the university formed a team to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon hosted by the United States Department of Energy. Engineering management graduate Corey Favaloro and current CyberSecurity student Marcelo Acevedo are both a part of Team Stevens, which will showcase their home EcoHabit in October. Competing in design, energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, EcoHabit will be featured amongst 19 other homes. “The goal behind the Solar Decathlon is to inform the public of the energy saving opportunities in house construction and to show them that it’s possible, and it's not as expensive as it is generally thought. It also gives us students some on hand experience with energy-efficient home construction, which is great since we’ll be the ones tackling the energy issues of the future” says Acevedo.