As a testament to its commitment to the environment and community, Soori Bali is certified to have met the rigorous requirements of the EC3 Global EarthCheck Standard for Building, Planning and Design. EarthCheck is the world’s largest certification programme for sustainable travel and tourism businesses, and with over a decade of industry-specific benchmarking data and quantifiable scientific methods under its belt, its credibility is unmatched.
The various structures that compose Soori Bali are designed and oriented in a way that facilitates the passing of filtered natural light into the buildings while minimising heat gain during daytime. A combination of indigenous volcanic rock and abundant greenery organically cools the villas. Furthermore, open courtyards provide natural ventilation and lighting, minimising the use of both air conditioning and artificial lighting. Soori Bali operates efficient lighting systems, with interior lighting using low mercury fittings with photo sensors, and carefully positioned lighting that minimises energy consumption.
Water efficiency is similarly a focus of the resort’s construction and operations. In order to reduce water wastage, Soori Bali utilises a potable water supply that insures zero island groundwater abstraction for construction and operations. Water consumption is reduced through the use of water-efficient appliances in bathrooms, laundry and kitchens. A hydropneumatic system with a booster pump is installed to enable uniform water pressure throughout the resort. Water consumption is reduced by 50 percent with a separation line between gardening water and domestic water. Irrigation of natural vegetation and landscaped areas also involves the use of recycled water.
In line with Soori’s vision of integrating community, conservation and commerce, Soori Bali goes beyond eco-consciousness to engage the community within its West Bali locale. From its construction phase to current resort operations, the majority of the resort’s staff was hired from the local labour pool. To further ensure that its presence contributes to the island’s economy, the resort subscribes to a purchasing strategy of sourcing 85 percent or more of all ingredients, goods and services, wherever possible, from local establishments. For example, the freshest vegetables and fruits are sourced from local markets; the terracotta tiles carved with traditional Balinese motifs which adorn the property are locally commissioned from a village situated just 15 minutes away.
The resort’s commitment to supporting social sustainability through education is implemented through the establishment of English classes at the local elementary school, as well as through a joint scholarship programme with Manajemen Pariwisata Indonesia (Mapindo), a foundation that trains local hospitality and tourism professionals.
Soori Bali supports the Solemen Indonesia Foundation by providing health and safety education, as well as teaching to respect and protect the environment. Solemen is a Bali-based, Indonesian-registered, non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support the disadvantaged in Bali. View Solemen
The resort’s design acknowledges its unique location within the Tabanan Regency, known for being the island’s main rice-growing region, by minimising disruption to the rice paddy fields within and around the property. Moreover, further foot access was created by Soori Bali, allowing local farmers to tend the fields. Local religious beliefs and customs are equally respected: permanent access to the beach is granted to pilgrims for religious processions, rites and festivals.
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Designed by internationally renowned SCDA Architects headed by Soo K Chan, Soori Bali is an inspired expression of contemporary Asian architecture.
Soori Bali’s interiors are inspired by local colours, crafts and materials. Walls are clad in paras kelating, a cool grey sandstone manually extracted.