Eco-friendly in Portugal

Being Green is the latest trend to be. Property developers, ever quick to cash in on the latest trends and fashions, have picked up on this and developers in Portugal have started work on a new eco-friendly development in the beautiful setting of the Silver Coast.

Joia das Dunas is a new sustainable development in central Portugal and if offers the latest in green housing technology. The developers are hoping to minimise the carbon footprint of the villas without compromising on deisgn aspects. Each villa will be built from locally sourced materials which can be recycled; Natural geothermal energy will be used for the heating and cooling systems. Heating bills are predicted to be about 66-74% less than heating provided by natural gas or electric.

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a 35 minute drive away from Lisbon airport, the development is sure to attract a lot of attention from foreign investors keen to jump on the Green bandwagon. Foxtons are offering 18 villas initially, with prices ranging between €575,000 to €810,000.

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