Sustainable development is one of the most important aspects of Tampah Hills, and we take our responsibility seriously. We all want Lombok to develop and prosper, but not at the cost of the local environment, people, plants and animals. We aim to educate and inspire the local community and set an example of sustainable development for Indonesia and the world.
GROWING TAMPAH HILLS
Tampah Hills has a big, locally employed reforestation team led by our Ecology Expert, Reville Saw. Together, they nurse plantations, parklands, gardens and all other green areas. During the previous wet seasons we have managed to plant over 50,000 trees in our onsite nursery to preserve reforestation. This increases the biodiversity and land stability during the wet seasons. Our goal is to be a model for sustainable development by improving and nurturing the ecosystem. We will keep approximately 50% of the total Tampah Hills area green, with parks, fruit and vegetable plantations as well as old growth forest.
By turning unused land into community gardens, we can improve food security and build social cohesion. This also raises awareness about the environmental impacts of commercial food production in the local communities. The team will cultivate ecological crops and distribute these to the local community and nearby retail outlets. The goal is to be the majority provider of vegetables for the restaurants and villas in Tampah Hills.
OPTIMIZING BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
We aim to be energy-efficient both during the building process and long-term. All villas will be designed for optimized sun exposure, natural airflow, wastewater reuse and use local material as far as possible. All electrical equipment will be of the highest energy efficiency class. We are planning to build a solar energy plant at a separate location in Lombok and distribute the solar energy to Tampah Hills. This is starting already in the construction phase but will be extended as the development grows to include the whole area with buildings and villas. It is our goal only to use electric vehicles within Tampah Hills when the society is completed, to minimize pollution and keep the village quiet with mostly natural sounds.
Some of the planted trees will be used for both quality hardwood and softwood timber later in the building process. This means Tampah hills has a high potential for local and sustainable production of our own construction materials. Other materials such as rock, stones, and concrete will be sourced locally to a high degree.
OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
During the construction phase, a great deal of energy is used, for manufacturing and distribution of construction materials. We estimate the total amount of our carbon footprint from fossil fuels expended in the build so that we can offset it by planting trees and reforesting the area.
Tampah Hills has its own water supply system with fresh water coming from the mountains into different creeks. To make sure all villas and plantations will acquire water all year round, our teams in reforestation and landscape architects are designing and building natural dam sites, wells, and contour swales. As part of the service agreement for villa owners, black- and greywater is taken care of locally and recycled in an environmentally friendly way.
We produce our own fertilizer by composting biodegradable leftovers, turning it into nutritious soil to be used in agriculture later on. We will provide the villas in Tampah Hills with bins to separate the biodegradable waste from the recyclable and non-recyclable waste.
Our vision is to create a healthier and cleaner community while raising awareness among locals by providing a sustainable waste management system. We are planning to build a small (recycle center) in Tampah to be able to collect different items like glass, aluminum, and plastic. We will offer this as a public use for all people living nearby Tampah. This means less household waste will be burnt and released into the environment.