La Casa has been created as a sustainable development, an environment based on resource-efficient and ecological principles, thus minimizing impact on surrounding land, air and sea. Specific implementations include the following:

  • The creation an environmentally conscious community by providing natural paths throughout the resort for walking or bicycle riding;
  • Minimize non-renewable resource consumption through the use of alternative energy resources including the use of solar power and wind power generation and energy efficient appliances;
  • Located casitas and tree houses so as to minimize need for grading, fill or mature tree removal;
  • Natural, non-toxic approaches to fertilization of ground and pest control; gardens fertilized with natural, organic substances; use of ozonated non-chemical pesticides;
  • Utilize and control rain runoff: use of natural grass filter system as well as landscaping for water diversion; rainwater collectors located throughout property to provide for an alternative renewable source of water;
  • Organic herb garden, botanical gardens, vegetable garden and fruit trees for use by restaurants and flowers for casitas and spa; use of greenhouse and hydroponic growing system for some vegetables;
  • Low density planning, with a percentage of acreage dedicated to landscaping, pools and hardscape; dedicated area for open gardens for passive recreation;
  • Casitas sited to maximize natural ventilation;
  • Waste water disposal done on-site: brown water plant and grey water reclamation system for watering individual lots and common area landscaping;
  • Reduction of embodied energy and resource depletion: intensive recycling program for both organic and non-organic materials;
  • Minimizing internal pollution and damage to health: organic food grown on premises;
  • Minimizing external pollution and environmental damage: no automobiles on property; transportation within the complex limited to electric cars; maximize use of products containing recyclable