SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONSULTING & VERIFICATION

GOVERNMENT | COMMERCIAL | COMMISSIONING | MULTI-FAMILY | RESIDENTIAL | DEVELOPMENT

Why Two Trails? Ask us. We would love to talk to you!

Two Trails, Inc. is a world-wide Sustainable Building Consulting firm established in 2001 with offices in Florida (Headquarters), Nevada, Georgia, and Illinois. We are licensed, insured, and bonded. We are comprised of skilled building professionals including architects, engineers, general contractors, LEED professionals and energy raters. We know that the science of building sustainability must work within construction deadlines! Why...because we come from the construction industry; we were builders. With over 500 LEED projects to our credit, Two Trails has earned our place as a respected leader in providing timely, affordable, and obtainable USGBC LEED Certifications, LEED Project Administration, and Commissioning. Our services cover newly constructed, major renovations, and existing buildings. The types of projects we have done include: New Construction, Core & Shell, Auto Dealerships, Government Contracts, Schools, Retail, High-Rise, Hospitality, Data Centers, Warehouses & Distribution Centers, Healthcare, Casinos, Resorts and many more.

Two Trails was founded by Drew Smith, a third-generation builder, and a highly respected national expert on sustainability. Drew is the first Governor appointed Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida serving for eight consecutive years and counting. Drew brings a wealth of hands-on experience, Building Code knowledge, consistent training methods and knowledge of how to incorporate sustainable techniques and technologies to the build process.

Each member of the Two Trails team is dedicated to sustainability, not only in building, but as a life-style. We consider it a great honor to see our clients achieve awards for their commitment to sustainability and design. We have garnered five Golden Aurora Awards, and thirty-one Grand Aurora Awards amongst many other national awards. But, our greatest achievement is making the certification process easy and hassle-free. Two Trails wants our clients to feel accomplished and proud of their efforts. We want them to be able to talk about why they chose a feature and how it benefits the project.  We also provide training to sales teams and maintenance staff, so that each project can maintain their high-performance status for years to come. We provide marketing direction, so that key elements of the project are highlighted, setting the project apart from its competition.

Two Trails is unique in the field of sustainability consulting because of our fee structure is based on size as opposed to percent of budget. Your budget or your certification level do not affect our fees. We have no hidden fees. We are always trying to achieve the highest certification possible for a project; remember we understand construction. We look for cost effective, high return on investment items that is part of the build process anyway. If the client wants to strive for incorporating new advanced technologies, we are well versed in what will work and what may need a few more years in development to become a viable option.

We lead. We take responsibility for making sure each member of the construction process understands their role in building a sustainable project. If they need help, we help. If they want to learn more, we educate. Understanding of individual sustainable features makes applying them to the next project easier. With each certified project, there is a new team of Professionals that have a new understanding as to why obtaining a LEED certification is important to the life-cycle of that project.

Two Trails set out to change the paradigm of conventional building science and we have become a knowledge resource on how to implement healthy, energy efficient, environmentally sustainable projects world-wide.

Our passion is sustainability, our goal is to make it easy to achieve a LEED certification. We look forward to starting a conversation with you about your project.

Two Trails provides commercial, residential and development sustainable certification services (USGBC LEED certification, Commissioning, ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), along with energy modeling, energy audits, and envelope - air distribution leakage testing (blower door testing). 

We gave the word "Green" a new definition.

Our clients have stressed how much they appreciate our ability to incorporate practical solutions into projects. We always look at the budget the client wants to work within when we are suggesting methods for achieving the clients desired sustainability. We are here to support you to get your project done on time, within budget, and with practical solutions.

  • FIRST LEED PLATINUM SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES
  • FIRST LEED PLATINUM MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN FLORIDA-SEMINOLE PUBLIC WORKS AND ADMINISTRATION BLD. 
  • CONSULTANT FOR 5 OUT 6 OF THE HIGHEST LEED SCORING HOMES IN THE WORLD
  • HIGHEST SCORING LEED PLATINUM HOME IN THE UNITED STATES
  • HIGHEST SCORING FGBC HOME IN FLORIDA
  • FIRST NAHB EMERALD HOME IN FLORIDA
  • FIRST NAHB GOLD CERTIFIED HOME IN FLORIDA
  • CONSULTANTS FOR NAHB NEW AMERICAN HOME 2011- 2018
  • US LARGEST AUTO DEALER AUTONATION'S FIRST LEED BUILDING
  • FIRST AUTONATION LEED DEALERSHIP IN FLORIDA
  • FIRST AUTONATION & FIRST LEED DEALERSHIP IN ARIZONA
  • LARGEST MULTIFAMILY PROJECT CERTIFIED TO NGBS GOLD STANDARD
  • 2010 NAHB CERTIFIED GREEN PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
  • FGBC CERTIFYING AGENT OF THE YEAR 2008, 2010 - 2013
  • NAHB ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR 2013
  • NAHB MULTI-FAMILY PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2013
  • USGBC LEED FOR HOMES RESIDENTIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2011

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Drew Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Drew Smith is the President of Two Trails, Inc., a company focused on Green Building Consulting. Drew has been involved in Green Building well over 15 years. He formed the company out of a desire to help builders, developers and home owners to understand the process of Green Building and providing them with the knowledge to easily bring their green projects to life.  Drew believes his “hands-on” consultant style really helps not only the client but also makes the entire sub-contractor base more knowledgeable, thus fulfilling the need to educate all levels in a Green Building project.

 

Debbie Smith

Chief Executive officer

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Debbie has shaped Two Trails into a company that has become a leader for sustainable services. Early on she recognized the importance for sustainable education with in the building industry. She believes that the key to changing an accepted practice is through education.

  • Board Member Lay Seat for Manatee County Construction Trades Board
  • Past Chairman for Home Builders Association Manatee/Sarasota Green Council
  • NAHB Certified Green Professional
  •  2010 Sustainable Florida Best Practices Award Finalist
 

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Take a look at our company's qualifications and certifications for sustainable building consulting.


Partnerships

 

 

The New American Home at The International Builders Show in Partnership with The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council

Two Trails is proud to be a part of the International Builders Show showcase home known as The New American Home for the past eight years.  Two Trails donates it’s services to work with the building partners and suppliers in order to certify the home to ICC700 National Green Building Standard as well as other national sustainable certifications.  The home represents a showcase of working building concepts, sustainable concepts and the latest building products.  The home is designed to be a plethora of ideas that builders and homeowners can see and implement one or many ideas into their projects.  Make sure to sign up early to tour the home at the International Builders Show.  Tickets sell out fast.