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Sustainability

Artful Elegance & Scientific Execution

The vision of Oil Nut Bay is to create a sustainable luxury resort community that is built in harmony with nature. Oil Nut Bay is committed to acting as a caretaker for this exquisite land and its people – dedicated to ensuring this pristine setting is available to families for generations to come.

With commitments to the North Sound Foundation and the Community Stewardship Organization (CSO), Oil Nut Bay supports the larger community and actively builds relationships to preserve and protect the environmental integrity of the land. Additionally, these partnerships provide educational opportunities for environmental learning to promote and sustain the ecology of Oil Nut Bay.

Sustainability Through Smart Design

Oil Nut Bay community structures are currently being built to LEED energy standards. LEED certification, which constitutes a Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for the environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings and neighborhoods.

Residents at our Caribbean eco-friendly development are highly encouraged to design and build their homes to the LEED energy standards. To assist in these efforts, Oil Nut Bay’s Environmental Team will advise residents and their builders about how to plan and build structures to the highest levels of energy efficiency.
 Environmentally conscious infrastructure foundations help Oil Nut Bay respectfully maintain the integrity of the islands’ natural beauty.

Eco-Friendly Solutions

  • Solar power generates electricity for desalinization plants, air conditioning, refrigeration, hot water, community lighting and more.
  • Extensive water-management planning includes reverse osmosis conversion and use of collected rain and grey water.
  • Solar panels discretely installed on rooftops.
  • Conversion of seawater via a reverse regenerative osmosis process to fresh water for drinking, showering and for use in swimming pools.
  • Most domestic hot water will be heated by solar energy, with electric heating as backup.
  • To minimize the amount of electricity used for water production, collected rain and grey water from sinks, showers, and other non-salt water waste sources are collected and treated for use in watering the landscape.
  • Road, pathway, dock and landscape lights are solar-powered.
  • Carefully developed and constructed underground utilities network throughout ensures no interference to land and sea.

Environmental Team

Oil Nut Bay is fortunate to be able to access the knowledge and expertise of visionary Dr. Larry Oswald as Environmental Team Leader. Dr. Oswald spent the last 10 years at the Chrysler Corporation as CEO of Chrysler’s Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM) subsidiary, growing GEM into a successful and profitable electric vehicle business, with nearly 37,000 vehicles sold worldwide during this time.

Community Stewardship Organization

As part of its ongoing dedication to the BVI, Victor International is proud to engage people and communities by embracing and protecting the environment, encouraging environmental stewardship, and by providing ecological, scientific, and educational opportunities to the residents of Oil Nut Bay.

North Sound Foundation

Pamela and David V. Johnson started the North Sound Foundation to provide assistance to nonprofit cultural, educational, environmental, health and human service organizations throughout the North Sound and the Valley. Through a series of grants that empower the community, organizations such as St. Mary’s Schools, KATS, Special Olympics BVI and the BVI Fishing Clubs have benefited from the North Sound Foundation.