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Coqui's Hideaway Rain Forest Villa
El Yunque Lodging in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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Eco-friendly & Environmentally Responsible

Being located in the rain forest, we feel close to nature and strive to make as little environmental impact as possible. In an effort to be more eco-friendly, to cut our reliance on Puerto Rico’s energy grid, and to reduce our costs through alternative power sources, we installed a 12kW solar system in early 2015 that provides 94% of the electricity needed to run our home and business. In 2018 and 2020, we added a battery back-up system to our home electrical system that stores energy, detects outages and automatically becomes our home's energy source when the grid goes down.

We are an Energy Star Small Business Partner. We believe that greater energy efficiency can increase the financial health of our organization and aid in preserving the environment for future generations. We pledge to buy Energy Star equipment and upgrade the energy efficiency or our facilities whenever financially viable.

Here are some of the steps we've taken to reduce our overall environmental impact …

  • 12kW Photovoltaic (PV) solar system - providing 94% of our energy needs
  • Tesla Powerwall 2 battery back-up system
  • 18 SEER inverter mini-split AC in main living area
  • 18 SEER inverter mini-split AC in master bedroom
  • recycled grey water from kitchen and laundry used for landscape irrigation
  • high efficiency LED and CFL lighting
  • ceiling fans in all rooms to reduce need for AC
  • Energy Star LED HDTV
  • Energy Star laptop computer
  • Energy Star Variable Speed Ultra-efficient pool pump
  • swimming pool with automatic sanitizer generation system
  • natural ventilation
  • outdoor lighting controlled by motion detectors and timers
  • white roof to reduce heat gain