You will be miserable if you live in the past. You will be anxious if you live in the future. Only if you live in the present can you be happy.
Third time this year, and we love being here. Pure serenity, it is our little paradise in China. People are great, staff is very accurate. Every time we come back here the place keeps getting better and better. Congrats to all the staff.
To build a brand new stylish resort in a remote, forested valley was an incredible challenge. It was also a wonderful opportunity to do things ‘right’, right from the beginning. naked Stables Private Reserve (Tree Top Villas and Earth Huts) has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy Design) Platinum Certification.
LEED is recognized globally as the leading voluntary system for benchmarking and rating the world’s top green buildings. At naked Stables Private Reserve we aimed to achieve sustainability in each of LEED’s five key areas of human and environmental health with the goal of attaining the highest possible certification, LEED Platinum.
From the very conception of naked Stables, the purpose of the resort was a “return to nature.” For this reason, maintaining the natural environment around the resort was the first priority and has remained a central theme throughout construction.
Examples of solutions we have implemented include:
Our water strategy for naked Stables is: Reduce, Reuse, & Treat.
The philosophy behind naked Stables’ energy efficiency is an “energy pyramid.” This concept states that to truly reduce consumption, energy demand must first be reduced, before alternative energy sources can be explored. As a final step, offsetting remaining energy use can be considered. The combination of these solutions allows us to achieve energy savings of up to 35% compared to standard buildings. Main strategies utilized include:
The objective for naked Stables was always to be an example of sustainable luxury in nature. This can be seen in the selection of materials used throughout the entire property. All products have been individually chosen for their aesthetic value as well as their environmental impact. Conscious materials selection includes:
indoor environmental quality
As a 5-star resort, while interior finishes and decoration are aimed at style and luxury, the maximization of indoor occupant health and well-being is equally important. A healthy interior space is achieved by: