Camana Bay launches new sustainability hub

Camana Bay launches new sustainability hub

Sustainability has always been at the forefront of any development plans for Camana Bay — from LEED-certified Gold buildings to the largest rooftop solar array on Grand Cayman to using indigenous, drought-resistant plants throughout the landscaping.

It makes sense then that both Camana Bay and its developer, Dart, launched new online sustainability platforms last month that serve as a central information repository for all things related to sustainability.

“There are so many things we can talk about related to sustainability that we developed two versions of the platform to share our approach to sustainability," said Dart Energy and Sustainability Manager Ahmed Elsheshtawy about the Dart and Camana Bay sustainability hubs. “The platform enables us to tell our sustainability story and reaffirm our commitment to sustainable development in Cayman."

Details of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to action and provide a framework for addressing environmental, economic and social issues, can also be found. There is a particular focus on six of the SDGs:

  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Quality education
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production

“At Dart, we believe that we have a greater capacity to contribute towards these SDGs in a positive manner because they are core to our business. The goals can also contribute to our success by creating more opportunities to drive growth, reduce risk and lower costs,” Elsheshtawy said.

After perusing the online platform, those who want to learn more about Camana Bay, Dart and sustainability can download a document chronicling the sustainability journey in depth. That document includes a detailed overview from Dart Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Mark VanDevelde.

This article was featured in the November 2023 issue of Camana Bay Times.


Camana Bay sustainability facts

  • Solar arrays have been installed on 12 separate structures within Camana Bay, avoiding emissions of more than 4,800 mt.CO2e to date.
  • Rainwater harvested in the 190,000-gallon cistern is used to irrigate the indigenous plants found throughout the waterfront town.
  • The new Trane Ecowise Chiller has been purchased to accommodate new and future buildings throughout Camana Bay. The new chiller is 13% more efficient than our facility’s existing chillers, saving up to 350,000 kilowatt-hours per year – equivalent to 220 mt.CO2e of avoided carbon dioxide emissions annually
  • Within Camana Bay, 24 acres of vegetation include 6,584 trees and palms.

You may also like