We Don’t Need $3 billion to Do What’s Right
November 9, 2015 8:24 pm
Finally, “Aiming Higher“, an article that recently appeared in the Sunday New York Times, begins to address making the world better. Dyal Compass builds with a conscience – always LEED. Less gas emissions, less fossil fuel by using geo thermal, more prepared for hurricanes by using Dade County hurricane certified windows, better insulation, etc. It helps the home owner and the island and the state and the country for years to come. Now that is how to live.
The quote from Mr. Gelles’ article that appeared in the NY Times Sunday Nov 8th 2015 edition, “The Rockefeller Foundation, with an endowment of more than $3 billion is focusing on the theme of resilience in the hope that its grants will make cities and communities more sustainable.” resonated with Dyal Compass. We are not a $3 billion foundation, but we are a healthy company that can take a step for more sustainability in what we build. Dyal Compass is well aware that structural deficiencies cause damage if building are not done right. We need to build for the future. Indigo Park in Kiawah Island, SC helps save water, reduces utilities bills and dramatically reduces gas emissions. Just like everyone can buy an electric or hybrid car, Dyal Compass is making it possible to buy the equivalent in a home.
How was Rome built, one day at a time? I can’t help think but that more and more foundations are looking at addressing not just the symptoms but also the source of the problem.
Come to the Indigo Park Kiawah Island, SC Nov 14th 2015 tour of LEED community saving the environment one home at a time.
Low country South Carolina Oct 3-5, 2015
October 7, 2015 7:56 pm
It was the rain and flooding storm SC Governor Nikki Haley called ‘the thousand year event’. Areas like Charleston, Kiawah and Columbia were devastated – flooding and wind damage was everywhere.
Calls came into Dyal Compass on Monday asking the affects of the storm in Indigo Park, our luxury LEED community overlooking the marsh in Kiawah Island. Our response? It was like watching a perfect science project working like a Swiss watch. The rain did not get trapped on top of our pervious driveways – the rain went right through them. The garden swells allowed the rain to pool within them and not flood the neighborhood.
Building the homes beyond the stated code allowed the water to drain and pool properly and therefore the houses took on no water. The insulation, the hurricane windows and all of the other amazing features of these homes allowed the homeowners to relax and enjoy their dinner knowing they were safe inside their well-built homes. Yes, Dyal Compass was proud. It is the Dyal Compass vision and Royal Indigo Construction’s dedication that built this community of the future – a community built to last and protect – both the homeowner and the environment.
At the end of the day, Nature is Boss, so let’s honor it and all build for the future.
Invest in the future and buy either a 3, 4 or 5 Bedroom Indigo Park home. For more information email: info@DyalCompass.com
Labor Day 2015
August 17, 2015 9:13 pm
You realize you should eat organic farm to table daily to sustain a healthy life and you also want to live your life in a sustainable home – but where? Indigo Park. Not only is it organic and sustainable for you now, it will be here for you in the future.
DyalCompass invites you to our Celebrity Chefs Tour, a sampling event with famous chefs from Charleston and NYC. Tour our beautiful homes as you sample delicious farm to table bites.
September 5th – 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Indigo Park, Kiawah Island, SC
RSVP at: info@DyalCompass.com
The Future is Here – Indigo Park
August 6, 2015 7:15 pm
Earlier this month Dyal Compass held a series of educational seminars that were offered to the Kiawah Island residents and to real estate (both KIRE and MLS) brokers. The program featured three speakers who each discussed green trends, green products and finally how the Indigo Park homes are incorporating both. Stuart Williams, of Endobility, spoke first about trends. Mr. Williams explained how today’s millenniums do not care about only money. It is more important to them to make an impact and to make the world a better place. They care about their health and their environment. They tend to prefer to live in smaller spaces – no Mac Mansion for them.
Williams quoted Steve Jobs, “here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently—they are not fond of rules. You can quote them, you can disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do” and Williams explained there is a fair share of these “crazy ones” in the millennial crowd.
Ryan Moulton of Kiawah Resorts, the property management company who handles the rentals for the Indigo Park homes, spoke of the popularity of these particular homes. Millenniums, he explained, are asking for LEED certified 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes to rent. With Indigo Park homes, the demand is high, the rental income is high and the renters’ return rate is high. The millennium generation feels good about renting this type of home and they are our future. The future is in Indigo Park on Kiawah Island.
Due to the high demand for Indigo Park homes, Dyal Compass is in the process of building three more homes; two Palmetto (five bedroom) models and one Camellia (four bedroom) model.
Come visit us and see our progress – Labor Day weekend Sept 5th 12:00pm to 4:00pm in Indigo Park in Kiawah Island, SC. Celebrity chefs will preparing farm-to-table, organic food…live like the Milleniums – healthy food and healthy home. Please contact us with any questions: info@Dyalcompass.com
New York Times – Cities for Tomorrow
July 27, 2015 4:45 pm
DyalCompass attended the Cities for Tomorrow Conference at the New York Times Center in New York City in July. Bjarke Ingels, from BIG, the architectural firm designing the fourth tower at the World Trade Center was one of the many interesting speakers. Mr. Ingels spoke of community – of addressing nature and of design. One does not build just a pretty building, it must honor nature, it must be built well, it must be an acknowledgment to nature’s tempers, it must nod to climate warming, it must create collision opportunities for the community to meet.
I could completely relate to what he was saying. All of DyalCompass’s projects boast all of those attributes. Indigo Park in Kiawah Island, SC is all of that. Indigo Park wants to lead by example. More and more the public is not just thinking of their needs but the needs of the community and the planet earth as the whole picture.
Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, spoke of the ‘100 Resilient Cities’. Kiawah Island’s ‘big city’ neighbor, Charleston, SC has applied to be one of these most noted cities in the world. The factors that determine a resilient city include: inclusiveness –a sense of shared ownership; integration -bringing together a range of distinct systems and institutions; a robust system–well conceived constructed and managed systems; redundancy –spare capacity purposively created to accommodate disruption. The four ‘ingredients’ for essential dimensions in resilience are: Health & Well Being, Economy & Society, Infrastructure & Environment and Leadership & Strategy. Indigo Park leads the way in all four of these essential dimensions. More and more the public, the mayors, and city leaders are seeing the value of these dimensions.
To learn more, come visit us in Indigo Park on Kiawah Island Saturday, September 5th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm for a celebrity organic farm to table tasting and see the organic homes made of pure resilience.