Ecology as Central Theme
Souci's eco tourism mission is to develop and support an economically
sustainable eco tourism enterprise that contributes to conservation
and serves as models for other eco tourism initiatives; and
to develop and disseminate tools for eco tourism that influence
the broader tourism industry towards greater ecological sustainability.
is the ambitious goal of this project to implement newest
technologies and waste management programs, that will lead
the way in sustainable development of excellent resort hotels.
all commercial operations, the tourism industry is the largest
consumers of energy and water and the largest producer of
waste. Challenges for environmental technologies and some
of the sustainable design process issues are:
depletion (CFC12s use in air-conditioning)
warming (reliance of fossil fuels and inefficient heating
air pollution (car exhaust, use of fossil fuels)
pollution (vehicle traffic)
water and resource depletion (limited groundwater recharge,
limited use of recyclable materials)
loss of bio diversity (destruction of natural habitat).
The building of the future will need to be oriented to react
to increasing environmental pressures.
maximize solar and wind benefits
monitor indoor and outdoor air quality
specifications for energy and waste management
project will map out an environmental strategy to take the
project into the new millennium, with building construction
design and siting a key item on the agenda.
the increased awareness in the environment all over the world
and new markets emerging due to this consciousness, new resort
developments in the world can embrace this opportunity to
attract true eco-tourism.
around the world are searching for places to visit, that completely
let them forget about city-life and enjoy their stay with
the knowledge of all environmental concerns of a tourism operation
are being taken care of.
resorts strictly adheres to an environmentally sound approach
in both its structure and operations. Waste water management
will be handled by a Living
Machine. Residential units and cottages will be provided with
solar heating panels and will be build from eco friendly construction
Biologists will assure that the delicate balance of marine
life is going to be preserved. A small boat pier will
prevent coral formations from being disturbed and damaged.
prevent soil erosion being brought by rainwater into the sea,
rainwater will instead be collected into lagoon type reservoirs
and recycled for landscaping use.
program called Recycle
Resort will be implemented
using the principles of "reduce, reuse, recycle".
proposed project is located in a very pristine area where
no vehicles and factories and other human activities abound.
The air is always fresh as the breeze from the open sea is
constantly carried by the wind up to the ridge of the property.
The only noise one can hear are the songs of the birds, the
whispers of the leaves of the trees and shrubs as the wind
blows, and the relaxing sound of the waters hitting
the sands and rocks along the beach.