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.
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.