In recent years, the paradigm has shifted and ‘going green’ is no longer just a trendy tag line; it has become the standard when building in Cayman.
Innovative geothermal and solar technologies are now available in Cayman and are being integrated into residential and commercial properties. In addition, Cayman is now one of the four countries outside of the USA where LEED for homes is available, thanks to local company GreenTech Environmental. The LEED certification not only provides certainty for homeowners that they do in fact have a truly green and efficient home, but it also results in a substantial increase in the home’s value.
If you are thinking about building a green home, consider the following steps:
- Find a design-builder who has proven experience with green homes in Cayman;
- Use key building products like Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) such as LOGIX Blocks or Fox Blocks which are manufactured here locally, Spray Foam Insulation, low VOC’s materials and finishes, Impact/Insulated windows, Watersense rated plumbing and Energystar rated appliances;
- Own your own energy. With the growing demand for alternative energy sources, NCB Group launched its Geothermal cooling division – GeoCayman. As the exclusive distributors of the leading geothermal cooling systems, GeoCayman can help you cool your home much more efficiently than traditional air conditioning systems – saving you substantial energy and money.
Green Building Advice
Decoding all the green technical jargon can be a challenge for home owners, so getting sound professional advice is paramount to making solid decisions about what green systems will enhance your home and your businesses.
Fortunately, GreenTech Solar at A. L. Thompson’s has knowledgeable staff who can advise you on eco-friendly finishes, renewable energy, solar technology, and much more. They also work in close collaboration with Cayman’s LEED Certified contractors, the GreenTech Group.
Building Green Consultants
The following organisations can help you if you are looking to build a greener home in Cayman.
Please also refer to the Building a Home Overview page for more information.