Globally, humanity is evolving toward the indigenous Native belief and understanding that “nature is not inanimate, but imbued with one common life-force.” The living water, earth, air, mountains, trees, plants animals, man, etc. are all bound together in unbroken continuity, in an indivisible unity of both biological and spiritual ecology. Acknowledging a need to consciously support and nurture the delicate balance of global biological and spiritual ecology, DREAMTIME only embraces project opportunities that are environmentally conscious, energy efficient, and cost effective regardless of project size and scope. We also strongly encourage and embrace principles of biodiversity, sustainability and environmentally responsible stewardship in all of our projects.
In our experience, environmentally responsible development of Eco-Communities significantly improves quality of life, comfort, aesthetics, resource efficiency and value of properties while reducing pollution and saving money. And our Green Building solutions and technology help make buildings more efficient, sustainable and environmentally responsible – contributing to Global Health and well-being by reducing physical demands on precious earth resources.
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
The following description provides an good example of the DREAMTIME Founders’ commitment to Stewardship and Sustainability.
As active longstanding members of the Taos Ski Valley community, the Kachina Mountain Lodge (KML) owner/developers initiated and contributed to comprehensive community planning efforts, a village-wide sustainable community initiative, related community arts & entertainment programs, a variety of parks & recreation projects and a river habitat restoration/enhancement project intended to improve local fishery habitat for species that include the endangered native Rio Grande Cutthroat trout.
Demonstrating our commitment to preserve and enhance our community’s precious natural and cultural resources for present and future generations, the Kachina Mountain Lodge project has been carefully conceived as Taos Ski Valley’s first sustainable development project. KML will be designed, developed, constructed, operated & maintained in a manner that contributes to community open space, conserves earth resources and promotes sustainable year-round community growth and prosperity. KML residents and visitors will be able to savor a better quality of life with a clean conscience, as responsible earth stewards.
• Energy saving passive solar design
• Solar thermal air and hydronic systems
• Groundwater sourced geothermal energy use
• Renewable building materials, including local native stone masonry and heavy timber construction made from local sustainably-harvested dead standing timber
• Green building technologies and construction methods
• Rain water catchment system
• Expansion of our community wetland park
• Mixed-use residential and flexible commercial development content intended to help Taos Ski Valley grow a sustainable year-round economy