Project: Santa Elena

Santa Elena

Santa Elena

Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Santa Elena is a 1,000+ hectare land holding located in northern Costa Rica lying between the Pacific Ocean and the Pan American Highway. Sherwood Design Engineers worked in collaboration with Hart Howerton to prepare a sustainable development framework for the property. This framework was based on sustainable approaches in the key areas of Community, Ecology, Water, Energy, and Materials. The plan built upon the Costa Rican Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program that directs corporate-level approaches to sustainable tourism. The sustainability program informed both project decision-making at all levels from investment strategy to marketing to design. Within the areas of ecology, water, energy, and materials, Sherwood designed site-specific solutions from the complete infrastructure networks to the ecological reforestation strategies.

Image Credit: Hart | Howerton
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