Grand Cayman dive resort
How Grand Cayman dive resort makes a difference
Water conservation and reuse:
We ask for our customers support in conserving water while visiting Lighthouse Point, one of the world's most precious resources. We ask that if they find drips or leaks, to report them immediately and not to leave water running unnecessarily.
Our 'Water Sense'' toilets are efficient conservation water management fixtures, using minimum volume to flush the toilets. The toilets are fed from a Gray water system, which is reclaimed, filtered water from your bathroom sink and showers. The toilets feed to the sewage treatment plant which in turn is used for landscaping, effectively using this water three times before it is discharged into the foliage. We ask visitors to not put anything in the toilet that is not biodegradable. The toilet paper supplied to your condo is biodegradable recycled paper.
Our Energy Star rated dishwashers use minimal water and energy, effectively using a longer cycle to clean your dishes (up to 2 hours). We ask our visitors to use minimal dish washing soap as this is all that is needed to produce the best results. The laundry soap is also concentrated. The water supply on our balconies hose tap is rain water. We ask our visitors to be conscious of other visitors when using water on the balcony.
All condos are supplied energy by solar power, located on the roof tops. The condos are extremely well insulated for effective cooling and a 16-SEER central air conditioning system is installed. The air conditioning system has an environmentally friendly R410-A coolant in it. We ask for our visitors help in reducing the carbon footprint of Lighthouse Point by closing windows and doors when the A/C is on, and turning the A/C off while they are out. The condos cool down very quickly. There are wonderful prevailing breezes on most days, bringing fresh air and a gentle cross-breeze into your condo. We also ask that visitors turn off lights, fans and appliances when they are not in use.
The wind turbine feeds the local power grid, proving carbon-free power to CUC to offset the carbon used for A/C. The reduction of carbon into the atmosphere and the reduction of the use of non-renewable fossil fuels is a primary goal of Lighthouse Point, and we ask for your support using your A/C when you need it, while minimizing unnecessary use.
All light bulbs are Compact Florescent or LED lighting for energy conservation, with all light fixtures and fans Energy Star rated.
We get our electricity from the following green energy schemes
1) Carbon-Free Solar 2) Carbon-Free Wind 3) Green Propane Is it hydro electric or wind turbines? 1) Carbon-Free Wind turbine
We have our own energy sources 1) solar power 2) wind powered turbine
We minimise energy use by educating the tourist with a hand book at check-in.
We use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances: All lights are LED or compact fluorescent and all appliances have a energy star rating.
We do not need to turn off lights and turn appliances off standby when not in use as power is free from Solar or Wind, but we do if rooms are vacate.
We do not have locks on rooms that turn off appliances when guests go out because power is free from solar and wind.
We offset our guests carbon emissions by lowering strata fees and guest rooms because of carbon-free power.
We collect rain water for use in the garden. Our tank holds 6,600 gallons
We have showers and half flush toilets, all units have water sense toilets and showers.
We have a grey water recycling system. All water that goes down shower, tub and bathroom sinks goes to the "Brac Gray Water system" filters & chlorination then used for flushing toilets.
We have a laundry scheme, we change sheets and towels once per week, not daily
We use eco cleaning products. Seventh Generation, we use this in guest rooms & our areas
We use eco washing up liquid; Seventh Generation 2X concentrated We cultivate our garden without the use of pesticides and fertilisers. We have our own waste water treatment plant with effluent used for spray irrigation
We encourage wildlife in our garden with the ocean for front yard and free roaming chickens.
We leave an area of the garden uncut to encourage wild flowers. Development is surrounded by flora and fauna indigenous to island.
We compost organic and garden waste? Kitchen garbage disposal to waste water treatment plant and effluent used for spray irrigation.
We recycle aluminum and paper
We recycle guests waste
We encourage guests to separate waste for recycling, each kitchen has recycle bins.
We support local conservation projects.
We run a paper free office where at all possible
We use recycled stationary
We work from home to avoid transport pollution as home is within the development.
We give our guests information about the conservation of the natural environment. At check-in the guests are given a briefing and a hand book about their walk on the Green side of Grand Cayman.
We are very active in the local community in the following ways, we:
• We give the local kids mask/fins and teach them to snorkel and dive after parents approve.
• Educate restaurants to not serve Grouper and shark.
• Buy local products and supplies.
• Support local Boys home with snorkel/dive trips.
• Work with Boy Scouts
• Sponsor local beach cleanups.
• Take celebrities (like astronaut Charlie Duke) to talk at primary schools.
• Attend & support local Green Fairs.
• Attend job fairs @ High Schools
• Provide scholarships to students.
We are involved in local fundraising events or raise awareness and support the following local charities and Associations:
1) Red Cross 2) National Trust 3) Cancer Society 4) Humane Society 5) Cayman Islands Tourism Association
We donate money Yearly $300 - $1,000 to those local charities.
We volunteer as much as possible, 1-3 times a year.
We inform your guests about the charity whenever there is a event or raffle. For example 1) At our counter is an Humane Society donation box. 2) Sign on counter that explains the raffle or date of event dates.
We encourage guests to visit local attractions, eat in local restaurants and buy local produce? By suppling the tourist with a Restaurant guide & Activity Guide.
We encourage our guests to use public transport or local services: public buses to town are $2.50 each way and taxis is $15 to town.
We employ 2 full time and two part time local members of staff from the local town West bay. We train our staff thoroughly training takes 3-4 months. We buy local produce from the local grocery and farmers market and use these in our guest meals. All of our hotel services are from local suppliers, cleaning, maids, labour, electricians, plumbers and handymen. We always use the same people because they know our standards for customer service.
Grand Cayman dive resort