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The Depot Avenue

The Depot Kiosk was developed to raise awareness of the redevelopment of the Depot Avenue and in particular, the Depot Park at Depot Avenue and Main Street. There are many issues in the area, particularly environmental concerns and opportunities for neighborhood redevelopment. This area is a dynamic part of Gainesville’s past and future. The Powell Center for Construction and Environment is currently working with the US EPA’s Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program in assisting the City of Gainesville in planning for the future of this area. The Center seeks to educate about, and implement sustainability principles in the Gainesville/Alachua County community. It was a partner in the realization of the “Bicyclist Safety Memorial,” adjacent to the Depot Rail to Trail and the Depot building constructed in November 1997.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Summer House

The Summer House at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Alachua County, Florida, is a proposed new building that will demonstrate ‘sustainable design’ practices suitable to North Central Florida. The Summer House Project is a collaboration by the North Florida Botanical Society, the Powell Center for Construction and Environment, the Alachua County Government, and members of the local community […]

Hinkley Center Sponsored Research

Project Name: Solar Technology and Power Generation in Closed Landfills RFP#45

The purpose of this study is to provide economic evaluation tools for solar technology in a closed landfill setting. The effort has three primary goals:

  • Identify a case study to determine the opportunities for, and barriers to, alternative power generation related to closed landfills,
  • Determine the hurdles and benefits of installing solar generation technology in a closed landfill setting, and
  • Develop a methodology based on business case factors for existing and near-to-close facilities regarding the financial appropriateness for developing solar farms on a specific sites in Florida.

The Application of HAZUS – MH to Hurricane DebrisManagement in Florida

Hurricane Debris Management Workshop

  1. Solid Waste Workshop Presentation
  2. Workshop Attendance Sheet
  3. HAZUS Workshop – Minutes of Meeting
  4. TAG Meeting Minutes (April 9, 2008)
  5. TAG Member Contact Information
  6. TAG Meeting Minutes (July 22, 2008)
  7. HAZUS Final Paper




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