Aaron Resnick graduated Cum Laude from Amherst College with degrees in Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Physics and Planetary Science. He is a published co-author in the journal Nature, and has worked with NASA and SwRI in support of the New Horizons and Lucy missions.
As part of his passion for utilizing the tools of the 21st century to address climate change, Aaron co-founded InOurHands, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing zero-down, zero-interest financing for marginalized communities to install renewable energy capacity. To date, the majority of InOurHands’ work has been on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The unacceptable housing stock in many of the locations where Aaron has worked led him and his co-founders to develop the Sulcata Home, an energy efficient, inexpensive solution to provide quality, long term housing to those in need.
The Sulcata Home was designed not only to be extremely energy efficient, but also to be affordable for individuals living well below the poverty line. Aaron will discuss the physical characteristics of the structure and how the dual constraints of efficiency and affordability informed and shaped the design process ultimately resulting in a far superior product with broad applicability in diverse environments, the world over.
Aaron will also discuss the efforts of InOurHands and The Interfaith Community Shelters of Santa Fe to evaluate the ways in which Sulcata Homes can be utilized to help alleviate the housing problem in Santa Fe.