- Solar Panels - residential electricity production
- Natural materials
- Responsible use of water
- Endemic landscape design and low water consumption
- Use of renewable energies
- Thermal and low energy consumption houses
- Zone of organic garden
- Collection center and garbage separation system
- Carbon footprint
All our houses in Tamoan Zen are built with natural materials, acquired with regional suppliers and thus supporting the regional economy.
The use of natural stone and sillar cut from natural sources is included in the construction process of our houses.
Concrete blocks are used in part of the walls and only 10% of utilization of red block. In this way the use of materials that need a cooking that represents a great expenditure of energy is minimized.
Responsible usage of water
Caring for water is everyone's responsibility. Even though Tamoan Zen in Rancho Los Labradores is located in an rich area in this natural resource, we understand that responsible use is of the utmost importance.
Nuestras casas incluyen un sistema de separación de aguas negras y grises. Las aguas negras de los escusados, es dirigida a una fosa séptica bio-enzimática individual de cada propiedad. Por su parte las aguas grises de regaderas, lavabos y fregaderos son dirigidas directamente al riego de los jardines, áreas verdes y hortalizas.
Our houses include a separation system for black and gray water. The wastewater from the toilets is directed to an individual bio-enzymatic septic tank of each property. On the other hand the gray waters of showers, sinks and sinks are directed directly to the irrigation of the gardens, green areas and vegetables
The rainwater is collected and stored for use in development gardens and decorative lake area.
Our gardens promote the low use of grass with the aim of reducing the use of water. In substitute, the use of succulent plants that provide the natural freshness of fresh greens and in turn provides a natural habitat for bees.
Endemic landscape design and low water consumption
The Mexican high plateau shelters different micro - climates. In particular, the north of the municipality of San Miguel de Allende is a semi-desert area that changes its color during the year from golden and ocher colors in the winter to deep green in the summer.
The radiant sun and blue skies are witness to these great changes that occur during the year, mainly for deciduous trees typical of the region such as the Mesquite, the Huisache. These trees are joined by Pirul trees and a variety of cacti and succulents.
In Tamoan Zen the vast majority of all these endemic species have been cataloged and sheltered and some others have been added that have demonstrated their resistance and harmony both with the landscape and with the natural environment of the area, such as cypresses, olive trees, jacarandas, thunder and acacias.
Instead of grass, the gardens of Tamoan Zen are adorned with succulent plants such as the colloquially known as “The Dew” or the “Moorish finger”, which remain always green but are low in water consumption and attract many bees promoting pollination.
Use of renewable energy
All houses in Tamoan Zen include a system for pre-heating water by means of solar energy. The installation and warranty of the equipment are provided by one of the most serious and competitive suppliers in the region.
This system allows savings of up to 75% in the gas consumption of a family, thanks to the solar radiation from San Miguel de Allende.
The green areas of the central zone of lakes and the pedestrian circuit will be illuminated by means of a wind generator, which will transform the energy of the wind into electrical energy.
Thermal houses and low energy consumption
The materials used in the construction of our villas in TAMOAN ZEN, as well as the architectural project itself, are the two main elements that contribute to saving energy.
The natural stone, the ashlar and the thickness of the walls make our houses a very cool space. This factor, in combination with the orientation of the projects and cross ventilation, generate naturally heated spaces.
80% of the windows in our projects are double glazed. This element, in addition to the acoustic benefits, add significantly thermal qualities of our villas.
Zone of holistic vegetables
The tendency to eat healthier is also one of the characteristics to which Tamoán Zen has given importance.
The concept contemplates two areas of vegetables garden, one private in each one of the lots of our development, in addition to a common area destined for this purpose.
Likewise, the entire development has to become an orchard of fruit trees. Among the species contemplated and of proven resistance in the area, there are olive trees, apple trees, several citrus species, tejocotes, peaches and plums among others.
For those who simply wish to enjoy the harvest of holistic home gardens, the Rancho Los Labradores cafeteria has been offering dishes with vegetables and fruits from the orchards already existing within the Club House for several years.
Every Thursday, for more than 8 years, the neighbors of our community meet in the area of the Rancho Los Labradores Café to buy fruits and vegetables from suppliers and merchants in the region. In this mini-market, members of the community can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal bread and beautiful flowers that give life to the interiors of Rancho Los Labradores homes every week.
These Thursday mornings have undoubtedly become a special day for the whole community, since this small excursion is combined to buy the groceries of the week, in the perfect excuse to enjoy a good coffee (organic) with good friends and friends of the community.
Collection center and garbage separation system Rancho Los Labradores as a master community, has a solid waste collection center.
However, Tamoan Zen has contemplated a specific area for the collection of glass and metals, to ensure proper management, involving community residents and service personnel.
Likewise, in this collection area there is also a special area where you can collect batteries for the entire community.
The organic material coming from the gardens, such as dry leaves and grass waste, will be handled responsibly in controlled composting, which in turn will be used in the vegetable garden.
What is carbon footprint?
"The carbon footprint is one of the simplest ways to measure the impact each person leaves on the planet in their day-to-day life, measured by the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted, measured in dioxide units. carbon (CO2) both directly and indirectly.
Knowing this fact, you will see what your responsibility percentage towards global warming and this is will help you to become aware of how important it is to protect the environment. It is not only about large measures but also small ones; the more resources needed, and emissions produced, the greater your footprint on the environment and therefore, the greater the damage.
This measure, more established in the field of business, is increasingly known and used by citizens, and it is surprising the scope and consequences of our actions, that "innocent" energy expenditure, such as the simple fact of eating, contaminates.
What things influence my home with respect to the carbon footprint?
Once the importance of this tool has become clear, it is time to see what elements should be considered in your home in relation to your Personal Carbon Footprint:
Orientation and constitution of the house. The location and size of your house, the materials, the passive measures with aspects such as insulation are vital when it comes to ensuring efficiency and avoiding energy losses, which translate into more resources and more impact for the planet.
House Equipment. For example, the efficiency of household appliances (more efficient less emissions), the type of furniture, etc.
Habits. The healthier your habits are, the smaller the size of your footprint. To be more exact, the food and consumption you make can contaminate.
The transport you use to get to and from your house also influences the carbon footprint. Therefore, do not stop using public transport or sustainable means such as cycling."
Carbon footprint of a Villa in TAMOAN ZEN
0.288 t CO2
Annually Maximum Carbon footprint of any person to not contribute to global warming
2.0 t CO2
Carbon footprint of an average citizen in US
9.1 t CO2
"When future generations judge those who came before regarding environmental issues, they may come to the conclusion that they did not know:
let's avoid going down in history like the generations that did know, but they did not care "
- Mikhail Gorbachev