Geothermal energy a reality in 2013 A history of wind turbines
Environmental Conservation Protection of the quality and supply of our natural resources so as not to exceed carrying capacity Economic Provide long-term development that yields significant monetary gains and extends the destination life cycle Institutional Integrating the actual design and built environment in the local decision-making processes Social Promoting sustainable community development to encourage central place theorem and reduce host apathy
Our Path to LEED/BREEAM Certification Sustainable Building materials Sustainable House keeping methods Sustainable Food service methods Energy efficiency
For example: Ozone cleaning methods -natural bleaching method - softens and increases linen life - kills bacteria 3,000 times faster than chlorine Minimizing water and chemical use Safe disposal of cleaning chemicals Avoidance of excessive moisture, mildew, bacteria and mold
Plyboo bamboo flooring Most recognized and respected name in bamboo flooring Most recognized and respected name in bamboo flooring Durable, beautiful and easy to install Durable, beautiful and easy to install
DuraPalm Plywood 100% coconut palm plywood in two attractive grain patterns 100% coconut palm plywood in two attractive grain patterns Functional and strong, with distinctive appearance Functional and strong, with distinctive appearance
The Areca Palm Tree is a great living room/bedroom plant. An excellent air humidifier, removes Carbon Dioxide and toxins from the air.
ECOmfort Mattresses Upholding a 360° "Green" manufacturing commitment, ECOmfort mattresses have developed an innovative and sustainable plant-based formula; by leading the industry in the use of products created using zero-air emissions manufacturing processes.
Ceiling fans reducing heating and cooling costs by 40% (EnergyStar.gov).
PaperStone countertops Recycled paper infused with water-based resin Recycled paper infused with water-based resin Food safe, emitting zero VOCs Food safe, emitting zero VOCs Heat-resistant up to 350 degrees Heat-resistant up to 350 degrees
The use of EnergyStar kitchen supplies and equipment
Increase GDP – Current GDP = 48.85 Million – Expected GDP increase = 11.8% increase Promotes conservation and sustainable use of natural, social, and cultural resources – Reduces over-consumption and waste – Favors small-scale, low impact facilities with full services Maintains and promotes natural, social and cultural diversity – Enhances and maintain the heritage of the destination
Special thanks to Ishwar Persad, Marketing Manager, Montserrat Tourist Board, for his help and support.