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Student Rebekah Jones Shines with Team Gemini at her School in Blanchester, OH

Student Rebekah Jones Shines with Team Gemini at her School in Blanchester, OH

Team Gemini’s supporters are not found only in corporate world or government organizations. We recently found advocates of sustainability in the young and visionary minds still being shaped at a Southwest Ohio school’s Art and Science Show

Blanchester High School student Rebekah Jones has a passion for sustainability and innovation. Her interest in doing what’s best for her Southwest Ohio community led her to make Team Gemini the focus of a class project for her school’s Art and Science Show—and she aced it with an amazing presentation on the work we are doing to create the Gemini Synergy Center (GSC) and its Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3). Attended by not just students and faculty, the Art and Science show welcomed parents and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce members who came to see the students’ presentations.

About 50 Advanced Chemistry students were asked to explore a topic in sustainability and other science-related topics that can benefit their community. The students’ creativity was fueled by their personal interest on a wide variety of topics, including sustainable beauty care products, foams, paints, biodiesel, bioremediation with blue oyster mushrooms and anaerobic digestion. And that’s when Rebekah Jones realized that something good was brewing in her own backyard. The opportunity to research and report on Team Gemini’s GSC Grove City project (located in Central Ohio) allowed her to learn more about the company, its goals and its impact in the local community.

While there were no winners in the Art and Science Show, Team Gemini is honored to have been the focus of Rebekah’s project and we are sure that she will continue learning about us and the world of sustainable business. We can only hope that one day after she attends college and earns a degree, Rebekah can come back and become a part of the Team Gemini family. At the very least, she helped us spark the curiosity of both community members and Chris Schock of the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission, who was impressed about the potential applications in the community.

Upon learning of Rebekah Jones’ project, Team Gemini’s President Douglas P. Haughn stated:

“Team Gemini’s approach to innovation in sustainability is summarized in our company’s goal of contributing to a balance in the Triple Bottom Line—the balance between the People, Planet and Prosperity.  Being involved with the communities we serve and inspiriting students who live in them is an important part of that overall approach. Thank you Rebekah for making us a part of your successful project.”

We love to hear inspiring stories like this. Be sure to let us know when Team Gemini is the focus of a student’s work for a chance to be showcased in our blog.

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Team Gemini Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Team Gemini Celebrates Earth Day 2014

April 22nd is a day for remembering that sustainability has a place in our businesses, industries, communities, and our lives as responsible citizens of the world

The Earth Day celebration was originally proposed in 1969 during the UNESCO Conference held in San Francisco, CA. The intent was to create a focal point on the growing challenges brought upon the planet by industrialization and the aggressive consumption of earth’s natural resources–a clear environmental challenge that would only grow over the next few decades. However, it wasn’t until 1990 that Earth Day became a worldwide celebration where responsible citizens and businesses acknowledge accomplishments in recycling, sustainable business and environmental protection as a human value.

Team Gemini is proud to celebrate Earth Day 2014 as a reminder of the hard work we do every day of the year. Through our efforts we aim at bringing the balance of the Triple Bottom Line to communities all over the United States and beyond. By creating opportunity based on sustainable industrial development, renewable energy, recycling, and sustainable agriculture, Team Gemini is doing its part in ensuring that the world of tomorrow is not burdened by business decisions made today. Our goal is simple: we want to infuse sustainability into a wide variety of competencies to ensure that our responsible decisions become a mainstream value of all businesses.

Learn more about Team Gemini’s projects by visiting teamgemini.us/projects and how we live up to the spirit of Earth Day with our sustainable efforts.

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States 2012 Infographic

From Recycling Municipal Solid Waste to Producing Renewable Energy, this EPA Infographic tells the story of how we can make the world a more sustainable place

Team Gemini is a strong supporter of making sustainable decisions at all levels, from the household to industries and by governments that seek a better future for their people an future generations. The infographic below is a great example of the progress being made and the opportunities yet to be addressed by making our communities more sustainable.

Case in point, many cities are sitting on goldmines that only grow in potential as more and more municipal solid waste is dumped in landfills. Every landfill is a potential source of fuel that can produce power while reducing the accumulation of waste without any further use to the community. All it takes is making sound decisions to ensure that the future makes the best use of our resources.

If you are interested in learning more about how Team Gemini can bring sustainable solutions to your community, please contact us at 407.459.8510 or send an inquiry via our Contact Page.

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In the News: Team Gemini’s Gemini Synergy Center and COR3 are featured on 614 Magazine

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Read the full article on the April 2014 edition of 614 Magazine by clicking on the image.

As progress continues in the development of the Gemini Synergy Center and COR3 in Grove City, OH, the community is taking notice of the big undertaking by Team Gemini–and the great benefits it will bring to the Central Ohio community.

An article by 614 Magazine, titled “Two Billion Pounds of Treasure,” features an interview with Team Gemini President Douglas Haughn about the Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3), Gemini Synergy Center (GSC), and prospects of these projects in Ohio and beyond.

Read the full article at: http://614columbus.com/article/two-billion-pounds-of-treasure-6189/

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Team Gemini Introduces the Gemini Synergy Center and Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling to Central Ohio

For Immediate Release

December 12, 2013

Team Gemini Introduces the Gemini Synergy Center and Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling to Central Ohio

The innovative industrial park and solid waste processing facility will convert trash into energy, as well as recycle materials for commercial and industrial use

(Orlando, Florida) – Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando is set to break ground in Grove City, OH, announcing the construction of the Gemini Synergy Center (GSC) sustainable industrial park and its cornerstone facility—the Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3)—to bring sustainability into the Central Ohio region.

The impact of the GSC in Grove City, OH extends beyond the planned industrial park, as it paves the way for collaboration with education and research organizations, while generating sustainable technology jobs that effectively help the community reap the benefits of the Green Economy.

Once fully operational, the GSC will be a 365 acre commercial and industrial complex and will be completely off the grid, providing its own electricity, water, waste recycling, steam and chiller loops.  Additionally, at this time it is estimated that it will create over 120 extra Giga Watt hours of electricity for sale back to the grid which is enough to power over 30,000 homes.

“Everyone—from Grove City residents to our collaborators—is looking forward to our Groundbreaking Event as it marks the beginning of a new era in recycling in Central Ohio,” said Douglas P. Haughn, President of Team Gemini, LLC. “This new project will also usher in the future of sustainable commercial and industrial development. The world is watching us, and we couldn’t have picked a better location or better team members to help us move this forward.”

Within the GSC, the COR3 facility will be the main collection point of municipal solid waste and is initially set to process approximately 2,000 tons per day, from which it will remove over 5,000 tons per week of recyclables that would have normally gone to the landfill.

Additional elements of the GSC include a cluster of advanced climate-controlled greenhouses that will be fully powered by the GSC.

The COR3 is expected to be fully built by 2016 and the rest of the GSC industrial park will be completed by 2017.

Additional information will be available to attendees of Team Gemini’s Groundbreaking Event.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.  TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship.  The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

 

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us

Media Inquiries Only: 614-586-5707

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Set to Celebrate Groundbreaking Event for the Gemini Synergy Center Sustainable Industrial Park in Central Ohio

The event will set the stage for the next chapter in the development of the GSC and its Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling in Grove City, OH

(Orlando, Florida) – Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando will be celebrating its Groundbreaking & Announcement Ceremony for Team Gemini’s Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3) and the Gemini Synergy Center (GSC) in Grove City, Ohio on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

The GSC in Grove City, OH is an innovative sustainable industrial park that will host its cornerstone Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling—known best by its acronym of COR3—which will process Municipal Solid Waste to convert it into a renewable energy source, as well as convert recycled waste into materials with commercial and industrial value.

This long-awaited event will be held at the location of the GSC and COR3, located at the intersection of Gateway West Drive and Haughn Road in Grove City, with the Groundbreaking Ceremony starting at 4:30 pm, followed by a VIP Reception at 5:00 pm.

Team Gemini, LLC is making an open invitation to residents of Grove County, OH, its Strategic Partners and the Media, giving them an opportunity to attend this historic Groundbreaking Event for the GSC in Central Ohio.

Anyone interested in attending the event can do so by sending an email to rsvp@teamgemini.us, including the names of those planning to attend. Media representatives in attendance will receive a Media Kit and additional details to support their coverage of Team Gemini’s Groundbreaking & Announcement Ceremony.

The invitation is made jointly with the office of the Honorable Richard “Ike” Stage, Mayor of Grove City, as well as with Columbus 2020, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), and Colliers International | Greater Columbus Region—all of whom have worked together for more than two years to lay the foundation for the GSC and COR3 projects.

“Our strength comes from the bright minds and organizations that make up our Team Gemini network of Strategic Partners,” says Douglas P. Haughn, President of Team Gemini, LLC. “The Groundbreaking Event sets the stage for the next chapter in the creation of the Gemini Synergy Center in Grove City.”

Other companies being recognized for their collaboration in making the GSC a reality include Manhattan Construction, E.P. Ferris and Associates, Baker Barrios Architects, Estrada Hinojosa Investment Bankers, and Haughn & Associates, Inc.

Special thanks are also extended to The City of Columbus and Franklin County in Central Ohio, which have been instrumental in supporting this innovative sustainable development project—setting the stage for the region’s Green Development efforts.

Attendees of the Groundbreaking and Announcement Ceremony will be privy to additional information not yet released to the media and will have an opportunity to meet-and-greet key members of all organizations involved in the GSC and COR3 development.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.  TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship.  The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

 

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us

Media Inquiries Only: 614-586-5707

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Representatives Meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Dignitaries on Topic of Economic Outlook

Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH updated German officials on a proposed project in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, addressing the need for increased sustainable fish production

(Stralsund, Germany) — Members of Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH (TGD), a sustainable project design and development company located in Rostock, Germany, with headquarters in Orlando, Florida (USA), joined a select number of guests invited to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at her New Year’s Reception on February 1, 2013 in Stralsund, Germany.

Representing Team Gemini Deutschland was Ilonka Haugner, who is an active participant in events discussing the future of sustainable strategies related to agriculture and aquaculture.

Topics discussed at the gathering included the financial outlook for the European Union (EU), Germany, and particularly Mecklenburg-Vorpommern—a northern German region known for its stunning natural parks and numerous nature conservation areas.

Among the guests attending the event were Lord Mayor Dr. Alexander Badrow of Stralsund; Werner Kuhn of the European Parliament; and Eckhard Rehberg, head of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern CDU in the German Bundestag.

“It is a great honor for our team to be introduced to Chancellor Merkel and other important decision-makers,” describes Ilonka Haugner, CEO of Team Gemini LLC. “The opportunity to discuss with them ways in which we can implement agricultural, environmental, and economic ideas that are sustainable can have far-reaching effects.”

Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH, the German branch of Team Gemini, has been working on securing a variety of resources and opportunities—including research collaborations with the University of Rostock and the Leibniz Institute, and off-take agreements for various produce being created.

Team Gemini’s proposal is to implement a renewable energy and agriculture cluster consisting of a solar-powered Greenhouse producing fish and lettuce, a Biogas Plant, and a Business & Research Center—similar to an ongoing project in the U.S. Central Ohio region.
Chancellor Merkel was pleased to learn that a native species of trout would be grown in the greenhouse—thus creating opportunity for a renewable food source.

Given the high demand for fish in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and other parts of Germany, as well as the large quantity of imports currently existing in Germany, fish production needs to find sustainable solutions to manage growth and demand without placing a burden on the existing resources.

Support by the EU to increase domestic production will significantly help the creation and future growth of project models being implemented by Team Gemini.

The yet-to-be-named project will be located in Dummerstorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has already received significant support from leaders, including the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Till Backhaus.
Team Gemini looks forward to continuing work and collaborations throughout Germany and Europe, and will welcome Chancellor Merkel and others to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

About Team Gemini LLC
Team Gemini LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us
Media Contacts:
Doug Haughn
Team Gemini LLC
doug [at] teamgemini.us

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications and Marketing, Inc.
media [at] fuegocommunications.com
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Team Gemini and SWACO Present the Gemini Synergy Center Recycling Project at the Columbus Metropolitan Club

Central Ohio’s Waste-to-Energy solution sparks interest from the business community in preparation for a summer 2013 breaking ground ceremony

(Orlando, Florida) — Team Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Fla. presented to members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club and their distinguished guests the Gemini Synergy Project—the company’s flagship project to convert Central Ohio’s municipal solid waste (“MSW”) into energy and recycled waste stream for commercial and industrial use.

Matt McCollister from Columbus 2020 moderated a panel that included Doug Haughn from Team Gemini, Ronald J. Mills from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (“SWACO”), and Dennis Hall from the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC) at The Ohio State University—all of whom came to contribute with their expertise and knowledge.

The event started with McCollister’s introduction, saying that “this is more than just trash-to-cash… The project is expected to produce hundreds of potential jobs, millions of dollars in capital investment and a unique opportunity to create a product that can set us apart globally.”
Mills, executive director of SWACO, added that the Gemini Synergy Project allows his vision of finding a viable alternative to landfilling to become a reality.

“Historically, we always considered trash something that costs money to get rid of–a cost center.” said Mills. “We would be turning trash management from a cost center to a true profit center, by extracting the value that is intrinsically contained within that trash stream.”

Mining the waste stream using proven sorting technologies will allow Team Gemini and SWACO to mitigate the challenges of dumping MSW on landfills—drawing multiple benefits that can trickle down to every Gemini Synergy Center participant, tenants and partners.

“Team Gemini set out to develop several clusters of technology in an industrial park setting that are fueled synergistically with renewable energy of different types—from solar to anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomass and others–in order to create a synergy within the park so that the industry can share off each other’s waste stream,” said Doug Haughn, one of Team Gemini’s founders. “Team Gemini’s approach, however, is unique by bringing all the technology together into one sustainable development park.”

Panelists also discussed the different technologies to be featured at the Gemini Synergy Center, which including anaerobic digestion—a process that converts waste into methane gas and steam heat to generate electricity—which can power many areas of the recycling facility and industrial park.

Changing the way communities see municipal waste is of paramount importance for introducing sustainability into waste management operations, particularly as industrialization and commercial development promises to keep municipal solid waste a constant in human life.

Creating energy—and an additional source of revenue—from a constant supply of solid waste at the Gemini Synergy Center allows SWACO and Team Gemini to jointly venture to create realistic solutions that ease the burden of operating landfills in the community.

Haughn added that the uniqueness of this project comes from having multiple sustainable waste management and renewable energy technologies working together in a single site at an industrial scale—such as a having a materials recovery facility (MRF) that feeds anaerobic digesters that in turn power the greenhouses that produce organic foods and feedstock.

The opportunity of gathering these experts at the Columbus Metropolitan Club attracted a diverse group of more than 70 distinguished attendees, which included representatives from Battelle, The Ohio State University, American Electric Power, Columbia Gas, Phoenix College, Central Ohio Transit Authority, and COSI.

Panelist Dennis Hall, who is interim director for the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center at OSU, lauded the project by saying, “This new enterprise will be ’transformative’ because America has always been good at managing trash—but this brings a new model where trash creates jobs and fuels.”

The Gemini Synergy Center will be developed in Grove City, OH, and its impact will be felt throughout the country as the combination of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture technologies work with other efforts to make sustainability viable and profitable.

The economic development that will spawn from Team Gemini’s sustainable cluster model, coupled with the benefit participants will draw from the waste stream, will complement SWACO’s optimized waste management goal to eventually eliminate the need for future and current landfills in Central Ohio.

A full video of the panel discussion can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R16ODFYDOjA

About Team Gemini, LLC
Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

About SWACO
The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio serves as the waste district for Franklin County and is known as a leading area expert on recycling and in converting yesterday’s throw-a-ways into energy for tomorrow. SWACO owns and operates one of the top ten largest public landfills in the country, as well as one of the nation’s largest Recycling Drop-Off programs. SWACO’s Drop-Off program diverted about 16,000 tons in recyclables in 2012. That is in addition to 255,000 tons of yard and household hazardous waste spared from the landfill that same year through other SWACO programs. In addition, SWACO has contracted with a private company to purify landfill gas into natural gas which will then be sold on the nation’s pipeline. (Projections show SWACO’s landfill is expected to produce about 10 million gas gallon equivalents a year starting in 2015.) SWACO has also been recognized as a leading waste authority by trade publications and carries a triple AAA bond rating.

To learn more about SWACO, please visit http://www.swaco.org.

Media Contacts:
Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: 614-586-5707

Jodi Andes
SWACO
jodi.andes [at] swaco.org

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Awards Colliers International the Marketing of Gemini Synergy Center, a Sustainable Industrial and Research Park in Central Ohio

Unique industrial and research facilities to be built at new business park with access to innovative waste recycling facility and waste-to-energy conversion technologies

(Columbus, OH) – Team Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida, has selected Colliers International to market Gemini Synergy Center Industrial Park in Grove City, Ohio.

Team Gemini recently signed an agreement with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) to build a facility designed to reduce the amount of waste deposited in landfills by recycling the municipal waste stream into energy and reusable raw materials. The project has a $250 million estimated construction budget.

“From the very beginning, we wanted to bring together not just the best architectural, engineering, marketing/ sales and construction management companies, but the talent in Central Ohio,” says Doug Haughn, Team Gemini president. “We are excited to have Colliers International make this project a reality with their experience and resources.”

As part of the project, Team Gemini, who will develop the 343-acre tract of land north of S.R. 665 to create an industrial and research park that will serve as a sustainable business cluster powered by a waste stream located within a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA).

Bill Baumgardner, Senior Vice President from the Industrial Services Group, will be the point of contact for interested tenants or buyers looking to move into this innovative region of Columbus with multiple opportunities including available build-to-suit sites ranging from one to 100 acres and frontage along Interstate 71.

“We see this opportunity as an investment into Columbus’ economy and the Colliers team has significant experience with development projects of this scope,” Baumgardner said. “The project will add jobs and premium space for businesses to expand and grow, which is an exciting prospect to our team.”

The Gemini Synergy Center will become a model for sustainable industrial parks where green technology companies can thrive and collaborate, while innovating in multiple competencies—including renewable energy, MSW recycling and sustainable agriculture, among many others.

Team Gemini plans to become the anchor tenant at Gemini Synergy Center, and will build process facilities for recycled products and manufacturing to be powered by the waste stream—including a biogas/biomass plant, a facility for converting organic waste into compost, fertilizer and hybrid soils, and the conversion of plastics into oil. An integral benefit for tenants of the sustainable industrial park will include access to recyclable by-products recovered from the processing, which can be used to generate power or create new products from recycled materials.

“Colliers is proud to be a part of the creation of such a progressive facility,” said Richard Schuen, CEO and | Principal of Colliers International in Columbus. “Innovation is a part of our DNA.”

The project is a result of a collaborated effort by the following organizations: Team Gemini, SWACO, Colliers International, Columbus 2020, Manhattan Construction, the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University, Professional Energy Services, Baker Barrios Architects, E.P. Ferris & Associates Engineering, Estrada Hinojosa, Investment Bankers, ABB, Inc., Renewable Energy Equipment Leasing, LLC, Fuego Communications, and Battelle.

For further information please contact:

Bill Baumgardner
Brokerage Senior Vice President | Columbus
Colliers International
Tel: +1 614 410 5603
Email: bill.baumgardner[at]colliers.com
Web: www.colliers.com/ohio

About Colliers International

Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services company in the world, with over 12,300 professionals operating out of more than 520 offices in 62 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and research. Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News magazines ranked Colliers International as a top U.S. real estate company. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate firm in the world.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media[at]teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: (614)586-5707

Leslie A. Hobbs, Director of Marketing | Ohio
Colliers International
Tel: +1 614 410 5640
Email: leslie.hobbs[at]colliers.com

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media[at]fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Selects Manhattan Construction Company to Build Recycling Center and Sustainable Industrial Park in Central Ohio

Companies interested in bidding opportunities for the project are invited to participate in a pre-qualification meeting on January 22, 2013

(Orlando, FL) — Team Gemini, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida, has selected Manhattan Construction Co. to manage the construction of its Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3) facility and the Gemini Synergy Center Industrial Park in Grove City, Ohio.

“From the very beginning, we wanted to bring together not just the best architectural, engineering and construction management companies, but the best contractors and talent in Central Ohio,” says Doug Haughn, Team Gemini president. “We are excited to have Manhattan Construction make this project a reality with their experience and resources.”

Team Gemini recently signed an agreement with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) to build a facility designed to reduce the amount of waste deposited in landfills by recycling the municipal waste stream into energy and reusable raw materials. The project has a $250 million estimated construction budget.

Manhattan Construction, which offers specialized renewable energy project management and construction services, brings a 116-year reputation as a successful builder of projects nationwide including Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which has been featured by Sports Illustrated magazine in its “Best New Stadiums” list and the U.S. Visitors Center in Washington, D.C.

Phase one of the SWACO project includes 1.6 million square feet of greenhouse space, a waste-to-energy (W2E) center using anaerobic digesters, combined heat and power (CHP) generators, plastic-to-oil conversion equipment, photovoltaic equipment, and recycling centers with buildings and appurtenances necessary to house this equipment.

The plan also includes a 50,000–square- foot business and research center, a 5,000-square-foot welcome center, and a 185,000-square-foot landfill receiving facility (LRF) for receiving and sorting the waste stream currently entering the landfill.
The recycling center, COR3 will be developed in a tract of land south of Ohio State Route 665 and the Gemini Synergy Center will be developed in a tract of land north of Ohio State Route 665, in Grove City, Ohio.

In preparation for the planning and development of the project, representatives from Manhattan Construction and Team Gemini will be holding an informational meeting regarding bidding opportunities and pre-qualification for the project’s construction on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm—including refreshments.

The meeting will be held at The Drury Inn & Suites Columbus South located at 4109 Parkway Centre Drive, Grove City, OH 43123. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

Official representatives from interested companies should R.S.V.P. by Friday, January 18th 2013 for consideration to Contract Administrator Cindy Jerson at cindy.jerson[at]manhattanconstruction.com . Cindy Jerson is the central point of contact for contracting inquiries.

It is highly recommended that all parties who may have interest in participating in this project attend. Information regarding the project and requirements necessary to become pre-qualified to participate will be provided for this innovative construction project.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

About Manhattan Construction

Manhattan is widely known for building high-profile, technically difficult mega projects like Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, with the first retractable roof stadium in the NFL; the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, which is recognized among the premier sports venues in the world; and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., which sees nearly three million visitors per year. Manhattan continually ranks on Engineering News-Record’s Top Contractors list.
To learn more about Manhattan Construction, please visit http://www.manhattanconstruction.com.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media[at]teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: (614)586-5707

Natalie Pagano, CPSM
Marketing & Communications Manager
Manhattan Construction Co.
npagano[at]manhattanconstruction.com
Media Inquiries Only: (918) 878-3465 direct

http://www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com/manhattan-construction-group/press-room

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media[at]fuegocommunications.com

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