A Landscape With Trees And A Building In The Distance

Hotel Sustainability

Eco-Friendly Initiatives at Viceroy at Ombria Algarve

Viceroy at Ombria Algarve sits at the epicenter of Ombria's genuine commitment to sustainability, 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 neighboring villages. Learn more about sustainability at Viceroy Hotels & Resorts.

Sustainable Construction and Energy Efficiency Award - 2023 Lisbon Real Estate Exhibition – SIL Awards

Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

Principles of sustainability were applied to the design and attributes of every building found at Ombria. Bioclimatic architecture, both innovative and traditional, allows for energy to be conserved wherever possible, using age-old Algarvian build methods and locally sourced materials perfectly adapted to the climate.

Geothermal Energy

Ombria's pioneering, low-impact near-to-surface geothermal system works by transferring the geothermal heat to pumped water through the ground and, in combination with reverse heat pumps, used for climate control, both cooling or heating.

A clean, round-the-clock renewable energy source free of risk for ourselves and our neighbors.

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Solar Energy

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.

GEO Certified Golf Course

Our Golf Course was recognised with a GEO Foundation certification, showing and outlining the ways in which the construction of the golf development, from construction to design, has benefited local communities and the environment.

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Additional Sustainable and Energy Efficiency Practices

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.

Ombria's sustainable, highly efficient HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system was designed to prove adaptable and flexible to the characteristics of Algarve’s climate. By also minimizing its local impact, residents and guests will benefit from the naturally pure air of our location without compromising on its peace and tranquillity.

By carefully considering water management across the site of Ombria, we were able to minimize 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%.

Lighting for both public spaces and interiors have been carefully selected to minimize energy consumption and maximize lifespan – with all installations using LED technology. Photoelectric sensors also help to maximize energy efficiency with centralized control systems for indoor and outdoor lighting that follow changes in daylight, weather and occupancy.

Public and private parking spaces will all have electric vehicle charge points available. Hotel guests will receive access to parking spaces with electric vehicle charge points, with a total of 22 individual access points.

Separating waste will be made easy for guests, residents and staff with eco-points and recycling bins available inside and out helping to promote a culture of organized recycling throughout the resort.

Ombria promotes the unique region of the Algarve and partner with the local community, and are also creating a safe space for all the biodiversity. 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.