Gerald Katz is the developer of EcoAcre, an ecological living demonstration project featuring a solar powered off grid rammed earth home that shows how green building can provide affordable, safe and comfortable alternatives to the unsustainable methods of construction. The concept of EcoAcre is to achieve as much energy and resources from an acre of desert land to provide for the needs of a family. The residence at EcoAcre is named Solaterre, because it gets its power from the sun and is made from “terre”earth. Solaterre is built with soil from the site with recycled and recyclable building materials. EcoAcre also features the most efficient water using devices and drip watering systems that uses a fraction of the water of most homes.
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