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Solar House on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word

UIW LEED Platinum Solar House

What structure is built with no poured concrete? Has zero daily energy consumption and is ADA compliant? Has a Butterfly Roof to allow for maximum capture for rain water and has a Helical Pier Foundation System to minimize the disturbance of native soils? It's the University of the Incarnate Word's (UIW) Solar House.

Mission

Created to be a fully functioning residence as well as a visitor's center and a learning laboratory on campus, the UIW Solar House is the university Green Center. The facility will be used for student research and to analyze and promote green construction practices.

What is LEED?

Achievements

  • LEED for Homes Platinum certified
  • 2012 Special Recognition Award from Build San Antonio Green

Construction