Joia das Dunas incorporates the following:
All residences use geothermal energy from bore holes, which provide under floor cooling and heating, hot water and heating in pools.
Organic waste will be composted. Non-biodegradable materials will be sorted and recycled where possible.
Rainwater will be harvested and reserved on a natural lake for use on public gardens. Water reduction programs will be implemented in all properties.
local and sustainable building materials
Most build materials will be locally sourced and bio degradable. Rubble from a pig farm demolished onsite was recycled for use as hard core in road.