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environmental constraints:

- GBRMPA environmental audit
- operate sustainably, prohibit--> aquaculture, crabbing, harvesting cucumbers, spear fishing, trawling
- green zone
- a desire for minimal disturbance to the pristine environment--> all people at resort follow "best environmental practice guidelines"
- in Reef Education centre, pamphlets, staff spoken
- all activities--> supervised by guides/ experienced staff
- interaction with nature--> overseen by marine biologist
- guests well educated

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info booklets:

explain:
- best environmental practice for activity (turtle hatching)
- safe practice (snorkelling)
- optimal locations
- entry/exit point --> safe, avoid crushing coral
- dangerous speices
- incl. reef walking, snorkelling, turtle watching, fish feeding, observing seabirds

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climate:

- tropical, 20-29 degrees, water temp--> 20-25
- disruption only in cyclone/large storm--> limit snorkelling
- in windy days, leeward side fine, activities go there
- strict procedures like evacuation when cyclone threaten

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human impacts: pollution

- chemical products have had problems in past
- waste water treatment (bio-treatment plant)--> phosphate kill good bacteria
- minimise runoff, glass bottom boat --> minimal oil
- only 1-2 trips/day, short trips 10min each time

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ecological susainability: eco tech

- hybrid power station --> solar panels, reduce CO2 by 70%
- lower power bulbs, gas instant hot water (less electricity)
- 3 stage bio cycle= waste water treatment plant
- collect rainwater= watering gardens
- desalination plant
- removal waste by boat

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eco resort cert:

highest level of ECO certification program
- ECO Certified as Advanced tourism by Ecotourism Aus
- by educating guests
- achieving best practice, wise resource usage
- conserving environment, helping local communities

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energy audit: original resort, level, reduction initiatives

- resort originally --> 3 diesel generators using 550L/day
- level 3 energy audit by GBRMPA 2007
- removes clothes dryers
- replace old appliance with energy efficient one
- establish energy management protocols

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resort focus:

eco-sustainability --> reducing effect on env. contraints

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resort focus:

eco-sustainability --> reducing effect on env. constraints

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energy audit: power station

- 20 kWH hybrid power station (96 panels) --> Dec 2008
- reduce fuel burn, by 50%, 150L/day, 142 000 L/yr
- new generator --> 1/3 size, more efficient
- overall cost $750 000

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tri power system:

solar, diesel generator and batteries
- 120 kWH system
- diesel-> top up/charge batteries
- solar: 450/ 750-850kWH per day

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batteries

- 72 batteries, 3500 Amp hours
- $2000 each
- new -> carbon magnesium core--> surround salt water
- light more effective

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solar panel system:

- 2015: 8kW solar panel on breezeway
- total solar capacity 28kW
- 96--> 128 panels
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