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

 

Two Trails, Inc. is one of the nations premier sustainable building consulting firm established in 2001. We provide sustainable consulting services nationwide for commercial, residential and developments seeking to obtain LEED certification and/or LEED commissioning by USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), Energy Star by the U.S. Department of Energy, & Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) certifications.  

Two Trails was founded by Drew & Debbie with the goal to set out to change the methodology of conventional building science. We realized that the only way to change the industry was to become the resource for the knowledge on how to implement healthy, sustainable projects. Drew “hung up his hammer” and together we opened one of the first sustainable building consulting firms in the nation. 

Drew helped to develop standards for the American Lung Association, National Home Builders Association, Florida Green Building Coalition, and USGBC LEED for Homes by either writing the standard or testing the viability of the standard in the field, Drew was able to provide our firm with a thorough understanding of the science of building sustainable, healthy, environ- mentally conscious, and affordable solutions for the building industry. Two Trails was “green” before “green” was more than a color. Drew Smith is a LEED AP BD+C, was the founding President of the Florida Green Building Coalition and is the first Governor appointed Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida.  Two Trails, Inc. provides hands-on consulting making it easy to achieve certification. We look forward to starting a conversation with you about your project. 

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.


 

 

The New American Home

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.