The Balam Escape Green Technologies Research and Education Center (GreenTREC) is a centerpiece of The Balam Escape Edutainment philosophy. GreenTREC serves as a demonstration and education center where existing and cutting-edge green technologies and processes will be researched, evaluated, and then showcased.
The first beneficiary of the Center’s work will be The Balam Escape where these green technologies will be as widely applied as possible to minimize the project’s environmental footprint, and reduce the consumption of energy, water, and other natural resources associated with this project.
The research activities of the Center will also encompass the development and implementation of a comprehensive, long-term monitoring plan of all activities of The Balam Escape, from initial design and conception through construction and operations, to ensure that the community is meeting its sustainability goals and objectives.
GreenTREC will play a pivotal role in the knowledge and technology transfer on various levels, including technical training programs, university-level courses, and seminars. Last but not least, GreenTREC serves as a focus point for the financial, intellectual, and social capital needed to bring green technology products and services successfully to market - not only in Belize but eventually into other regions of the world.
Among the technologies included in GreenTREC will be:
- Alternative power
- Research center - solar panel
- Alternative fuels
- Bio or synthetic diesel
- Sugarcane biofuel
- Water desalination
- Water reduction and recycling
- Solid waste processing
- Waste-water treatment
- Advanced construction materials
- High efficiency engines
- Advanced fuel injectors and microprocessors to increase mileage
- High efficiency lighting
- High efficiency electrical motors