The real and present threat of global warming and the impact that has on our environment has caused many of us to look closely at how we live our lives and whether we can live more sustainably and improve our carbon footprint. Construction and development have a massive impact on our environment; however, done correctly by managing and promoting sustainable living, it can improve the health of not only residents, but the natural environment as well.
So, imagine how incredible it would be to lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle each and every day? That dream is a possibility at one of the Cayman Islands’ newest and evolving communities, that of Periwinkle at Grand Harbour.
LEED: connecting people to their environment
Periwinkle is a collection of uniquely-designed townhomes that have been built to the highest environmentally-friendly ratings, located just to the east of Grand Cayman’s capital, George Town, at Grand Harbour, already a growing and popular neighbourhood. When completed, the Periwinkle community will be Cayman’s first LEED-certified residential project on such a scale. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the highest accreditation within the building industry worldwide when it comes to sustainability. It’s a rigorous system of accreditation that looks at a building or neighbourhood’s green features, which should include specific design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.
LEED only certifies the best of the best.
Two and three-bedroom townhomes come with three outlooks: courtyard, garden and waterfront, and each provide owners with top class environmentally-friendly features, such as solar power of both homes and street lights, gas appliances, locally sourced landscaping and toxin-free building materials. Quite apart from the obvious benefit of living in a community whereby the local environment is being preserved for future generations, home owners can also enjoy significantly reduced household bills, up to a saving of about $150 per month, as well as living in a home that provides residents with clean air that reduces allergens and promotes wellbeing inside the home.
But Periwinkle is so much more than just a collection of well-designed, health-promoting homes; rather, it is a community that has been developed with a holistic approach to living, where residents can live safe in the knowledge that their homes and surroundings are having a minimal impact on Cayman’s precious natural environment.
Green spaces for shared enjoyment have been cleverly interspersed within the development, while outdoor areas such as walkways, lawns and shared spaces are beautifully designed, with sympathetic landscaping and lush green grass. Perfect for families and active people who understand the value of exercise to their overall wellbeing, Periwinkle offers residents access to shared paddle boards and kayaks, for environmentally-friendly fun on the water.Boosting productivity for local farmers and thereby promoting sustainability within the food chain, residents can also enjoy a unique farm-to-table grocery delivery service which will provide an assortment of seasonal produce delivered right to the door.
Thoughtfully designed amenities include a 4,200sqft Club House for communal entertaining with a deck, BBQ and outdoor kitchen and a 60ft pool and fabulous Jacuzzi for the ultimate relaxation.
Contact Raffaele on +1.345.326.2057 to arrange a viewing.