At Ombria lies a genuine commitment to sustainability, to take into account our economic, environmental and social responsibilities in order to pioneer a naturally exceptional development in harmony with the surrounding landscape and local communities of the Algarvian Barrocal.
Alongside creating vital infrastructure, improving accessibility and generating new jobs and business opportunities, we see ourselves as a member of a larger community, supporting several sports and cultural local associations and entities throughout nearby towns and villages.
By adopting a transparent policy on all these issues, implementing fair and sustainable trade practices, supporting local contractors, and running awareness-raising campaigns encouraging respect for nature, our local heritage, culture, and communities, we aim to live here in the same harmony as our neighbouring villages.
Based on the principles of bioclimatic architecture, the building design and architecture at Ombria employs the use of both locally inspired regional elements and locally sourced natural materials, leading to an overall reduction of energy consumption and environmental footprint.
With over 320 days of sunshine a year, developing solar technology is important for the future of the Algarve.
Supporting the geothermal system for climate control and outdoor pool heating will be a network of vacuum solar panels to harness this abundant natural resource.
By carefully considering water management across the site of Ombria, we were able to minimise water consumption and also develop a specially designed pumping system that will store and distribute naturally replaced rainwaters.
Rainwater collected by the ditches alongside our roads, streets and car parking areas will be channelled towards a storage lake on the 18th hole of the golf course and used for irrigation and landscaping by sophisticated, energy-efficient pumps that will save water and electricity by around 15%.
Public and private parking spaces will all have electric vehicle charge points available, with a total of 22 individual access points.
As we promote the unique region of the Algarve and partner with the local community, we are also creating a safe space for all the biodiversity within Ombria.
By building a plant nursery we are ensuring the development and growth of local species and working towards the preservation of the existing flora and fauna.
Our sustainable values have been guiding principles from the initial development concept through to design, construction and operational procedures. At every step, the impact each decision will have upon our environment and surroundings has always been the most important factor in determining the way ahead.
With a specially designed infrastructure in place, we will minimise the use of natural resources and thus the environmental impact, and help preserve the unique local biodiversity of the region – with our use of an innovative near-to-surface geothermal energy system already pioneering the technology for sustainable real estate in Portugal.