Besides the public energy supply, we have installed our own back-up generator, operating with biodiesel. This makes us less dependent on the state owned electrical power supply in case of a blackout. The generator room is located at the back of our complex and it is sunk into the ground. Therefore the vibration and noise is not noticeable to our neighbours and guests.
While we already generate our hot water with solar energy, one of our next investments will enable the installation of sufficient photovoltaic, which will generate our needed energy. As much as possible we are using LED light bulbs and if this is not possible energy-efficient bulbs help to significantly reduce our electricity consumption for lighting by 80 %. While the tumble dryer of our in-house laundry uses natural gas, other electric devices such as refrigerators, freezers and the air conditioning system embrace the latest market standards regarding energy-efficiency. We believe its extremely important to work towards a eco friendly Bali.
WASTE & WATER
With the help of a dowser, we discovered an underground stream, which flows into the ocean from the 1,000 meter high hill. By building a 50 meter deep water supply well we are able to connect to this water source, making us less dependent of the state-owned water supply. In order to produce our own quality drinking water we have installed a modern filter system. While this provides our complex with water of finest quality, it also avoids unnecessary transportation.
The wastewater of the toilets, bathrooms and kitchen flows all together into bio septic tanks. By permanently feeding oxygen, those tanks reprocess the water so that it leaves the tanks free of smell. After that, the water flows into a collection tank, where it is mixed up with rain and well water. Using submersible pumps the water can then be used to water the greenery or it can be used for the “waste water gardens”, which are watered and fertilized under the surface.
The cleaning-system of all our pools work with an ionizer-system: Silver-copper-ions keep the water free from bacteria and algae. Additionally the waterfalls permanently feed oxygen to the pool-water, which has an antibacterial effect. Having a sand-filter system keeps away contamination and algae, and avoids adding any further chlorine.
All used materials are highest standard. We make use of natural building materials wherever it is possible and wherever it makes sense. In that manner we purely use colours that are on water basis and thus free of any harmful solvents.
ORGANIC LOCAL PRODUCTS
At Shunyata Villas Bali you will find several places where organic fruits and vegetables are growing. In order to ensure the best quality of this products we use only natural fertilizers in form of compost and mulch, which we source from our own production and the alternative Temesi Recycling Center.
Besides fruits, vegetable and herbs from our own garden, our in-house kitchen primarily uses products from our direct surroundings. We buy fresh fish, chicken, eggs, fruits and vegetables from our neighbours, fishermen and from small farmers, who also sell their products on the local market in Seraya. Additionally the weekly market in Amplapura offers products that are only available in the wider environment such as the mountain ranges.