How Limegrove Does Green
At Limegrove, “green” goes beyond the signature logo and brand identity, it is a corporate commitment to environmental sustainability.
That’s why Limegrove has embarked on a number of initiatives, with the ultimate goal of earning the prestigious LEED Certification for environmentally friendly commercial projects.
Limegrove has shown, and continues to show, that commitment in a number of ways.
Elimination of Local Area Flooding
Prior to development, there were no buildings located around the site of Limegrove because it was a low-lying flood zone. The foundational phase of this project required the solicitation of a number of environmental studies which revealed that the water was originating from a number of gullies that began as far as Apes Hill. A great deal of engineering was required to ensure the integrity of the project and resulted in the elimination of flooding that had been a significant issue in the past. This was a huge asset to the local community.
Use of Recycled Materials in Development
To best capture the spirit of historic Holetown, the buildings at Limegrove were constructed from recycled materials. Many of the walls are made from natural coral stone, and the walkways feature recycled bricks. In addition, recycled boarding features in The Grove Residences.
Limegrove carefully examines the products that staff, tenants, and guests use on a day-to-day basis, in order to understand opportunities to reduce, reuse or recycle.
As part of the Limegrove waste management program, Limegrove refills ink cartridges, recycles paper, and has plans to use grey water from the on-site sewage treatment plan for irrigation.
Creation of Green Spaces
Limegrove understands the aesthetic, environmental and psychological benefits of green spaces, which are a common feature around the Centre.
During development, The Sandbox Building, which houses Burberry and Hugo Boss, was given a “J shape” to preserve the sandbox tree that is located there and today, features a green courtyard.
Natural flowering trees, including lime trees, bay leaf trees and palm trees surround the parking and outdoor areas.
In addition, the residential areas at Limegrove are intentionally designed to provide a great deal of space for “greening” and landscaping.
On the rooftop, Limegrove has created a “starter shed” to grow herbs, which restaurants in the Centre can use for their menus.
The “green roof,” which is under development, will be useful in absorbing rainwater and providing insulation to the building.