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“Sustainability” matters to us, and we know it matters to you, our clients. But businesses say a lot of different things when it comes to sustainability, and not all of it is backed by action. Here’s what we are talking about and committed to when we color our logo green.

From soil to sale

Sustainability in the Design-Build Process
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Life Cycling

Daily reuse and recycling inspired by natural cycles
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A Growth Mindset

Understanding what it really means to think sustainably
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From Soil to Sale

Sustainability in the Design-Build Process

At Senderos, what’s behind your ocean view matters to us. And we work alongside our partners at Green Roots Consultancy to make sure that from soil to sale, we’re creating breathtaking, ocean view homes the right way. 

Life Cycling

As our friends at Earth University say, “in nature there is no waste.”

Through dedicated composting, waste management, and water treatment plans designed in tandem with our expert partners, we work to keep nutrients and water, which are the lifeblood of any ecosystem, right here on site. 


When trees fall, when old branches are trimmed, and when fruit bearing or carbon-capturing trees start to decay, they can be turned into biochar, a carbon-dense, natural fertilizer created through underground baking called pyrolysis. In this way, we cycle carbon back into the ecosystem, which improves nutrient retention and fertilization, rather than releasing it into the atmosphere.

The Building Blocks of Homes

We cycle downed trees into platforms and custom finishes. For example, we’ve begun on-site milling of fallen trees to sustainably re-use any cleared timber. Here in the photo, we are creating rough-hewn planks out of fallen pochote trees to be used for fencing and viewing platforms.

Water and Irrigation

As a tropical dry forest, Guanacaste has a stark seasonal difference in rainfall. Our water treatment and irrigation plans aim to smooth out these highs and lows by recycling nutrient-rich waters back into our plant life during drier months, and guiding rainfall to penetrate into groundwater and reservoirs during the rainy season.

Waste and Recycling

As our friends at Earth University say, “in nature there is no waste,” so any organic waste from the project is composted and turned into fertilizer to reintroduce to our plant life. Meanwhile, nonorganic waste is collected, sorted, and delivered to the municipality where it can be recycled or responsibly disposed of.


Trees offer much to humans and to nature. They can provide shade and comfort, privacy and beauty, carbon capture, structure to slopes, and defense against runoff, all in addition to their role as a food source and natural habitat. We monitor the health of trees throughout the projects, and when appropriate, cycle new native trees into our ecosystem that serve multiple functions for us and our wildlife.

A Growth Mindset

Understanding what it means to think sustainably.

More than just checking boxes, lasting sustainability requires thinking outside the box, and being willing to ask “what can we do to make this work for our environment, and to make it last.” Even if the answers aren’t easy.