I believe there is a market, and a growing demand, for that. Things like small renewable energy systems, better climate design, better waste management, better use of water (like re-use of grey water), green roofs, small vegetables garden (comestible landscaping) etc... As I told you at the beginning, I can get you in touch with a very knowledgeable person in this domain.
Originally Posted by DipreSantana
It is! Just not as common as we would love them to be, but there are many examples like that all around the country. The thing is that most are not smack middle of some long standing neighborhood, but in some new remote areas being populated or turning from rural to urban settings.
There are some houses in Jarabacoa that take the green message well into the home realm.
People are learning that you don't necessarily need a concrete slab for a roof for safety and sturdiness anymore.
It will take sometime before it becomes a wide spread thing in the country.
I think that the DR is a great place to exploit all what going green can offer in designs and technologies applied. People LOVE to hear they can save a ton of money by using new methods of construction and designs. Anything that can save a buck and won't put the price beyond the 10% above the old budget is fair.
The lack of widespread offerings is a good sign of the potential to exploit the niche in the DR... I mean for residential projects!
Ok, that's the info I wanted, and it only makes sense to exploit all of this tech which would make life more comfortable.
As far as certification, it's nice, but in the end, I doubt it could work in this country, at least for now, I read up on the LEED certification, and even if the whole house is up to spec, you can still be denied it based on whether the person who lives in it uses all of the systems.