The Tryall Club: Green Leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean

The Tryall Club: Green Leader in Jamaica and the Caribbean
April 21, 2015 Bradley Cox
ME2

Shaku Ramcharan, Environmental and Conservation Manager at The Tryall Club

 

 

Since June 2010, The Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica has been a Green Globe Certified Resort and ranks among the top Green Globe members in the Caribbean with a rating of 82%.

Shaku Ramcharan is the Environmental and Conservation Manager at The Tryall Club and oversees the wealth of activities that sustain their resort’s operations and at the same time give back to the community and destination.

The Sustainability Plan for Tryall has seen progress in the implementation of carbon emission monitoring and the achievement of a long term environmental plan to address climate change and low bio-diversity.

In 2014-15, Tryall established a National Forest Reserve of 523 acres, while also completing extensive conservation work on a nineteenth century national heritage site. Located in the resort grounds the heritage site includes the remnants of a sugar works with a huge cast-iron water wheel, old cast-iron boiler and a beautiful brick chimney

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The Tryall Club supports the local Sandy Bay Primary School Environmental Awareness Club

In addition to preserving and resorting their local environment, Shaku is proud of the resorts ongoing community work, explaining, ‘Our community outreach arms, The Tryall Fund and The Tryall Sports Club, have continued to excel in building a new home for an elderly parishioner as well as refurbishing the local post office and doing coastal clean-ups along 20 miles of shoreline. Our outreach arms also  pay tuition and costs for 43 students to continue their education, some up to doctoral levels.”

Within the Caribbean region, the Tryall Club was selected to be part of the CHENACT Energy Efficiency Project and nominated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) to undergo a complete energy efficiency audit.

Out of this program Tryall implemented a plan to install more efficient equipment such as LED bulbs and inverter appliances (air conditioners and pool pumps with energy saving variable speed technology). In addition a Titanium heat recovery system was implemented to heat swimming pools, along with additional and improved monitoring systems installed such an EnviR, Energy Eye and Nest monitors.

Today twenty four percent of the villas have solar thermal generation and a further nine percent are solar energy producers.  More than a quarter of all the villas have also been refitted with energy saving devices such as LED lighting, energy monitors and control systems.

Shaku is pleased to note that, “With more conservation and training and awareness the guest night to kWh usage has been steadily declining over the past three years inline with our Green Globe certification and our Sustainability  Plan.”

About The Tryall Club, Jamaica

The Tryall Club, Jamaica’s premier private club resort, offers members and discerning guests the luxury and hospitality of a true villa lifestyle.

Set amid 2,200 lush acres, The Tryall Club provides all the ingredients necessary for an exquisite experience: world-renowned golf, private beachfront, exceptional cuisine, and the best views in Jamaica.

At the Tryall Club, members and guests enjoy the beauty of nature in its many forms: from lush hillsides and vibrant seascapes to abundant plant life and local species. It’s only natural, then, for Tryall Club to take a proactive role in preserving and protecting nature in all its forms.

Through voluntary participation, The Tryall Club earned Green Globe status by undergoing the rigorous review of a range of environmental initiatives and sustainable practices. Green Globe certification requires standards in energy usage, water conservation, waste management, and cultural, social and community-engagement measures, among other metrics.

Contact

Shaku Ramcharan

Environment & Conservations Manager

The Tryall Club

Montego Bay

Jamaica

phone +1 876.956.5660

fax       +1 876.633.8000

email    sramcharan@tryallclub.com

web     www.tryallclub.com