Alam Santi is proud to support resorts and accommodations alike to implement eco technologies into their facilities and design. A great example of this work is Mana Ubud, a low-impact oasis situated in the heart of the spiritual center of Bali.
In Bali a philosophy named Tri Hita Karana is practiced - harmony between people, the gods and the environment. Mana has taken the implementation of this philosophy into their own hands by creating the most sustainable eco-design possible.
Mana Ubud’s Eco Design Features Implemented through Alam Santi consulting
Solar power for all lighting - Lighting accounts for 6% of total CO2 emissions. At Mana Earthly Paradise 100% of lighting is powered by solar energy using the JouleBox solar system.
Rainwater for all water supply - Bali suffers from water shortage. To avoid taking precious water from the Balinese people, we try to be self-sufficient by collecting rainwater to supply all our facilities. The rainwater is captured from our roofs, filtered and sterilized to potable quality before distributed throughout the hotel so tap water is safe to drink here!
Wastewater gardens - Water pollution is widespread in Bali. The wastewater from the kitchen, showers and toilets are fed into the wastewater gardens and reused to grow plants and trees. In our wastewater gardens, we reproduce the conditions of natural wetlands—the “kidneys of the Earth”— so that we don't pollute the water of the island we love so much!
Toto & Wostman Eco Flush Toilets - Mana Ubud uses TOTO Eco Flush toilets in all the villas and Wostman UDT Eco Flush toilets in the public areas. An average person flushes 39L of water per day using a normal toilet. By simply shifting to an eco toilet bowl, water usage goes down to 4L per day, realising an 86% reduction.
Other Eco Design Features at Mana Ubud
Mana Earthy Paradise features 6 earth bag buildings that are the epitome of eco-architecture. They are durable, ecological and have slow heat transfer. Once you step inside one of these houses, feel surprised as it is cooler than outside.
RECLAIMED, UPCYCLED OR SUSTAINABLY SOURCED WOOD - Deforestation accounts for 10-20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. All the wood used to build Mana Earthly Paradise is from reclaimed, upcycled or sustainably sourced wood—not a single tree was cut down on site while building.
NORNNORN MATTRESSES - We are renting all of our mattresses through NornNorn—when the contract period finishes in 7 years, the rental company will disassemble the mattresses and recycle at least 90% of the components.