Solar House Raising: View the Video!
On Monday, April 16, UC began construction on a solar house. See the students at work in a short online video below.
Date: 4/18/2007 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Dottie Sover
On Monday, April 16, University of Cincinnati students put the lessons and planning of the past year into action when they began construction on UC’s solar house.
|Architecture grad students Adrienne Mossler, left, and Eric Stear, right, at work.|
The house is part of a prestigious international competition in which only 20 universities worldwide were invited to compete to build the globe’s best solar home where everything – all mechanics, appliances and even the car that accompanies the house – is solar powered.
When the house is completed in October 2007, it will be transported to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where it will be viewed and visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors.
View the six-minute video of the house raising. It contains
- Members of UC’s pep band playing
- Snippets of two speakers, including UC President Nancy Zimpher
- Footage of UC students beginning construction of the house
- A rendering of what the final house will look like
Additional links regarding UC’s solar house project