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NOSARA SOSTENIBLE

TU GUÍA DE TODO LO SOSTENIBLE EN NOSARA

VER ESTE SITIO EN INGLÉS O ESPAÑOL

EDIFICIO &amperio; CONSTRUCCIÓN
PRÁCTICAS SOSTENIBLES

BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOUSE?
LEVEL UP WITH THESE PRO TIPS.

As a general rule of thumb, always choose materials that are:

1

LOW-MAINTENANCE

2

DURABLE

3

NON-TOXIC

4

LOCALLY-SOURCED

5

HUMIDITY-RESISTANT

6

ANTI-CORROSIVE

ITEM 7

PEST-RESISTANT

BUY LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT & ENERGY USAGE WHEN PURCHASING LOCAL SOURCED, SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS. INVESTING IN LOCAL SOURCED MATERIALS ALSO SUPPORTS YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

1

Teak is pest resistant, durable, and locally available.

2

Bamboo is pest resistant and durable, but sourced from farther away. 

3

Recycled materials or reclaimed wood are a great option, especially for details such as countertops, decking, fencing or roofing.

4

Natural stone is a great, locally-sourced option for aesthetic accents.

5

Cellulose or recycled insulation is a more sustainable alternative to fiberglass or styrofoam.

6

Shipping containers or other pre-fabricated homes greatly reduce waste, construction time, and the overall impact of your build but you'll need to insulate and ventilate to reduce long-term energy requirements.

7

Clay or earth blocks are a sustainable alternative to concrete, if you can find a builder with experience using these materials.

8

Concrete, although not the most sustainable option (it requires a lot of water), cement is produced here in Costa Rica. Concrete requires less maintenance and is a great insulator from the heat. 

¿SABÍAS QUE?

El agua del grifo es potable y segura para beber en Costa Rica. Esta agua no debe usarse para riego debido a la infraestructura limitada que existe para brindar acceso al agua en nuestra comunidad.

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