KEEPING IT GREEN
We developed this park with sustainability in mind. To reduce our footprint, we chose specific initiatives to ensure we're giving back to the environment and our Austin community.
HOPE Outdoor Gallery sits on dirt and debris from countless construction projects in and around Austin, from high rises and mixed-use developments to apartment buildings and parking lots. We utilized the remnants of its past—this dirt rich with Austin history—to create the park walls.
The art park walls are made of 40,000 earth blocks, each weighing 38.5 pounds. This makes HOPE Outdoor Gallery the largest earthen-built structure in the history of Texas. We also aimed to significantly reduce the use of traditional building materials, including cement and steel.
The site will feature bee hives from Two Hives. These hives will not only be home to the honey bees it will also include habitats for local bees to continue supporting our local environment/landscape. From these hives we will also have educational workshops and will source honey for our food and beverage program.
Our walls are primed and buffed with paint Austin Reblend paint from Austin Resource Recovery Center, 100 % post-consumer, reblended flat paint with low VOCs made from paint collected at the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center. We are also developing an onsite spray can recycling program so that when you’re finished painting, you can recycle your cans responsibly.
The "H" of the building structure spelling HOPE will have solar panel roofing From Kinect Solar and First Solar to power our property,
We will be collecting rainwater from the rooftop to be used for landscaping and other grey water uses around the site. It is important to us to lessen our demand on the land as much as possible.