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A Sustainable Resort

A Sustainable Resort

Zmar was built in order to mingle in the natural scenario and keep its natural resources, using renewable resources such as wood and stone.

 

> Eco in its Construction:

 

• Everything was built in wood, that came from certified forests, which means that they are well-managed and legally harvested;

 

The advantages of using wood are: wood is easily maintained and recycled, it has a high resistance to fire, a longer life span, thermal comfort, it is energy saving, it has a good acoustical isolation and a higher resistance to earthquakes;

 

• All buildings are constructed in order to take the most advantage from the natural shade, and all the windows installed in order to let the air circulate thus reducing the need for air conditioning;

 

• All constructions are suspended above the ground, thus reducing the negative effects of the impermeabilization of the soil;

 

• All roads and parking spots are built in order not to impermeabilize the soil;

 

• Every accommodation is equipped with thermal solar panels to heat the waters, with economy taps, with dual-flush installed in every toilet, and with energy-efficient lamps;

 

Solar energy is used, through photovoltaic panels on every lamp post and guiding lights, in order to decrease the usage of public electricity;

 

• Lightening is installed with movement sensors in all common areas;

 

• All outdoor furniture and signs are made of recycled plastic only, in order to decrease the amount of waste caused by the excessive use of this material. In fact, the amount of waste of plastic has reached an outrageous level, affecting the environment in a very negative way, killing fishes and birds that eat it thinking that it's food. It is around 400 thousand tons of plastic that we prevented from going to a landfill.

 

• We have our own Water Treatment Station (that treats the water that comes from the Stª Clara Dam), and a Sewage Treatment Unit that treats and recycles all residual waters, in order to reuse them to water the gardens and common areas, thus reducing the usage of public water, channeling it for other priorities. Some of its benefits include: cleaner water and immediate reduction of the levels of bacteria, and less risk of environmental damage to local life;

 

> Eco in its Attitudes:

 

Traffic of vehicles is limited inside Zmar: we use electric cars equipped with solar panels in order to reduce CO2 emissions;

 

• In Zmar we try not to use paper at all, but the one we use is recycled

 

• We use low-power consumption electrical equipments;

 

• Cleaning products are natural and biodegradable, containing the minimum possible amount of chemical components;

 

• Whenever possible, all products in Zmar are bought locally & nationally, thus reducing the emissions of CO2 caused by transportation;

 

We Collect and Recycle: Cork

                                             Used Cooking Oil - for the Production of Bio-Diesel

                                             E-Waste (Protocol with AMI)

                                             Electronic Equipments (Protocol with European Recycling Platform)

                                             Residues - Paper & Cardboard, Glass, Plastic & Metal

 

 > Eco with a Mission - to Educate:

 

Zmar has a Center for Environmental Interpretation - it shows and explains the fauna, the flora, the climate and the main ancestral remains of the region;


• We have Corporate Televisions in all common areas with messages and facts about the environment and on how to reduce our impact;

 

• We organize Eco Workshops related to the environment;

 


Events

At Zmar we organize your wedding party, corporate event, spiritual retreat or any other kind of celebration.

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Awards

Awards

Greenbiz - 2011

Category Green Innovation Project.

Testimonials

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October 2014