For more than 20 years, the green-thumbed team of Dart’s nursery operations has understood the significant role that nature plays in people’s lives.
Sustainable development can be defined as that which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Long-term vision is a quality many developers do not possess, but Dart Development does and the positive impact sustainable development can have on Cayman’s environment, economy and society cannot be understated.
Hundreds of glass jars and empty wine and beer bottles are disposed at Camana Bay’s recycling centre, where they journey through a second life. The bottles are crushed at Dart’s Glass Crushing Facility and sold to entities such as Flowers Block, which mixes the crushed glass material with aggregate to produce concrete pavers like those found on the Community Bike & Walk Trail at Kimpton Seafire.
The five-year project to replace or retrofit all of Camana Bay’s common areas with environmentally friendly LED lighting enters its last stage in the first quarter of 2017. The initiative, which began in 2012, is intended to inspire greater local appreciation for the growing reliability for energy-efficient LED, reduce energy consumption and reduce Camana Bay’s carbon footprint.
GreenTech Solar has just completed the installation of the largest solar array in the Cayman Islands. The 170KW solar energy system, located on top of the new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa utilizes SunPower solar panels, manufacturer of the world’s most durable and efficient solar panels.
Green is a central colour in the new Christmas decorations at Camana Bay this holiday season, but they are also green in a different way: all 40,000 lights on the new Christmas tree and all 3,000 strands throughout the Town Centre are energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, but a way of life at The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire. As one of less than 200 LEED® Silver certified resort-residential properties worldwide, Seafire features best in class-sustainable design, building practices and operations.
The ultra-luxurious Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman is utilising Greenplay® turf to complement the natural beauty of the resort’s surroundings while providing a durable and low maintenance landscape on Seven Mile Beach.
Individual homes are going off-grid, like Dart Realty’s Bella Verde, built by GreenTech founder and CREA chairman James Whittaker, which was completed – and sold almost instantly – nine months ago.
Local recycler, Junk, supplies much of the glass and aluminum it collects to Camana Bay, which crushes nearly 2,000 pounds of the former and 20 pounds of the latter every day. The glass is used mostly as construction aggregate, in fill or in pavers, building facades and other concrete forms.