Sustainability at Beco de Noronha
Environmental preservation is essential to us! This is why we have adopted sustainable measures to protect what we hold most dear here in Noronha: Nature. This pousada was built taking into account optimization of natural light and ventilation, featuring quite a few see-through walls built with recycled material. Get to know a few of our sustainable practices here at Beco, which range from solar power to recycling!
- In order to offer a nice and warm shower for our guests, 50% of our rooms use solar energy to heat water.
- We use light sensors which help us decrease light usage during low-consumption hours.
- All our rooms count with energy-saving sensors that help us decrease voltage usage while guests are not in the pousada.
- All our light bulbs are energy-saving bulbs, decreasing even more our power consumption.
- For smarter water usage, 60% of our bathrooms feature installed toilets that give guests the option of flushing with three or six liters of water according to their specific needs.
- We use automatic sensor sink faucets and smart showers.
- We recycle all our solid waste and send it to the island’s trash plant.
- Silvana Rondelli, the owner, saves glass jars and bottles in order to recycle them by doing her art line called “Bonecas sem Face” (Faceless Dolls), which are handicrafts made of paper-machê, and much appreciated by visitors.
- We always prioritize the purchase and use of appliances with the lowest energy-consumption seal by INMETRO, our regulatory agency in Brazil. Split remote-control air conditioners are just one example of those appliances.
- Observing Beco’s interior design guests may notice artisanal pieces made by a wide-range of recyclables that would otherwise end up in the trash, such as our in-room lamps and lounge lamps.