The most popular current trend in renewable energy is Solar Grid Tie. This system uses solar panels to generate energy from the sun and feeds that energy directly to the grid tied meter at each home. Anytime the sun is out the meter is running backwards reducing your electric bill. Beyond the huge financial benefits, we will be helping the Planet in countless ways and helping Costa Rica to meet its goal to be the first Carbon Neutral Country in the world!
We have combined the best practices of tropical home building using resilient materials and passive cooling to create a design that is both functional and beautiful. This includes the use of locally available materials, renewable resources, materials that have good longevity in a tropical climate, energy efficient appliances, and so on.
Permaculture, a word meaning “permanent agriculture”, will be the design philosophy for this development. We design for abundance, and each homestead will receive its own specific permaculture design as part of the collective Regenerative Neighborhood. Each homestead will include a fruit forest, perennial gardens, greenhouse, chicken coop, edible landscaping, worm bins, and a fish pond. Landscaping throughout the community will not only offer beauty and food, but will have many benefits such as attracting pollinating insects, butterflies, etc.
Obtaining and retaining water within the eco-system, and using it effectively is a primary concern for resiliency and self-sufficiency. Each Homestead will receive its own custom water management systems which include:
- Water filtration systems
- Roof water catchment systems
- Irrigation systems