The Rainforest Ecolodge Deniyaya, Sri Lanka

The Rainforest Ecolodge Deniyaya, Sri Lanka


The Rainforest Ecolodge Deniyaya, Sri Lanka

The Rainforest Ecolodge is located in Deniyaya, Sri Lanka, on the Sinharaja Division of the Enselwatte Estate owned by Mathurata Plantations and the site borders the Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main features of the Project includes the Ecolodge consisting of 16 Chalets situated among the tea patch, facing the forest canopy, in addition to a public area including a restaurant, bar, reception and lounge area, visitor centre and research station. Its design is deemed to be an iconic model, embodying the highest standards of sustainability, and constructed with the utilization of the most sustainable construction materials and methodologies.

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Project Team:

Owner: Rainforest Ecolodge Pvt Ltd
Project Managers: Rainforest Ecolodge Pvt Ltd
Architects: Ms. Sunela Jayawardane
Mechanical, Plumbing and Structural Engineers : Prefer Associates Pvt. Ltd
Electrical Consultant Mr. R. Gurusinghe
Contractor: Jetwing Group
Enhanced Commissioning Authority: Green Technologies FZCO
LEED ® Consultant: Green Technologies FZCO


Project Features:

  • Shuttle services to reduce single occupancy vehicle
  • Preferred Parking Space for Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
  • Provision for Bicycle Storage and Shower Facilities
  • Implementation of a Stormwater Management Plan
  • Vegetated Roof
  • Water Efficient Landscaping
  • Potable Water Savings above 60%
  • 100% Reduction of Potable Water use for sewage conveyance through the use of harvested rainwater
  • Base Building HVAC&R Systems use no CFC-based refrigerants
  • Energy Savings above 54%
  • On-Site Renewable Energy
  • Building Commissioning
  • Implementation of Measurement and Verification Plan
  • Provision of dedicated areas for the collection and storage of recycling materials
  • Implementation of Construction Waste Management Plan
  • Use of salvaged, refurbished or reused materials
  • Use of construction materials with recycled content
  • Use of Locally Available Construction Materials
  • Use of building materials from rapidly renewable sources
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Improved Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Adoption of No-Smoking Policy
  • Application of Low-Emitting Materials
  • HVAC Systems and Building Envelope meets ASHRAE Standard 55-2004
  • Daylight and Views
  • Green Education and Housekeeping Program

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Through the concerted effort of the Project Team and their Project LEED Consultant, Green Technologies, Rainforest Ecolodge has successfully completed the LEED certification process and has now been awarded of the highest rating of LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council under the LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations v2.2 rating system.

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