International Criteria for an Ecolodge

  • Help to conserve the surrounding flora and fauna.
  • Try to work with the local community.
  • Offer educational interpretive programs to both employees and tourists about the surrounding natural and cultural environments.
  • Use alternative, sustainable means of water aquisition and reduce water consumption.
  • Provide for careful handling and disposal of solid waste and sewage.
  • Meet energy needs through renewable energy resources.
  • Use traditional building technology and materials wherever possible and combine these with their modern counterparts.
  • Ensure minimal impact on the natural environment during construction.
  • Blend the local physical and cultural environment through careful attention to form, landscaping and color, as well as the use of local traditional architecture.
  • Contribute to sustainable local community development through education programs and research.