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SUSTAINABLE NOSARA

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS SUSTAINABLE IN NOSARA

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CONTRACTS & MANAGEMENT
GENERAL TIPS

Listed are helpful tips to ensure your construction project is run on budget and on schedule.

1

Don't allow construction workers to live on-site.

2

Include additional measures in your construction contract that establish clear rules and penalties for failure to comply.

3

Hire a project manager with no conflict of interest to provide proper oversight, especially if you will be absent.

SOLID WASTE

Ensure solid waste from construction is disposed of properly.

1

Require separation of construction waste and regular disposal.

2

Ensure no trash is burned on-site or sent to illegal dumps.

3

Require a thorough post-construction clean up of trash and cement from the site and surround area. 

NOISE & LIGHT POLLUTION

Take into consideration how your construction project affects surrounding wildlife. Reduce noise and light pollution to reduce your impact on surrounding wildlife and ecosystems.

1

Restrict noise and lighting before 7am and after 5pm.

2

Restrict or forbid construction work during the weekend.

WATER CONSUMPTION & POLLUTION

During you construction project plan to minimize water consumption and pollution generated by construction.

1

Start building in the rainy season to save water usually used to cool concrete in the dry season.

2

Install a portable toilet or pre-built wastewater system for workers to use.

3

Bury mesh fencing around the construction site to contain soil and construction waste.

4

Fill your pool with water brought in by a truck to avoid interrupting the local water supply.

DID YOU KNOW?

Construction in the area can create a disturbance to neighbors and local wildlife for up to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, while generating substantial solid waste and water pollution.

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