San Felasco Tech City will host an open house and ribbon cutting at their newly built complex in Alachua, Florida. With its bright red “solar trees” and striking promenade shaded by solar panels above, the first phase of what will become a sprawling, mixed-use development has piqued the interest of many local residents who’ve watched it spring up on NW US Highway 441.

Now with their first tenants moved in, SFTC is ready to open its doors to the community.

Fracture, a Gainesville-based glass photo printing company, is one of these tenants — and in SFTC they’ve found a beautiful, 30,000 sq. foot new home for their fast-growing brand.

“As a carbon-neutral company, treading lightly on the planet has always been a central value to us here at Fracture,” says CEO, Abhi Lokesh. “Our new facility in SFTC allows us to continue to stay true to those values while also giving us the room to grow within a community of like-minded businesses and entrepreneurs. We couldn’t be happier.”

For both San Felasco Tech City and Fracture, the commitment to sustainable business practices is more than just a greenwashing gimmick. The bifacial solar array at SFTC is the largest in Florida and the CO2 emissions that it allows the complex to offset is equivalent to charging 21 million smartphones for one year.

On Fracture’s part, the company has worked with environmental non-profit We Are Neutral since 2015 to offset their carbon emissions — which in 2018 was the equivalent of planting 4,856 saplings and letting them grow for 10 years.

The San Felasco Tech City open house will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Emory Group Companies, tours of Fracture’s workshop, and a Demo Day pitch presentation by companies from local startup accelerator, Collective & Co. Food and refreshments will be served.