Summary: The Aurora Awards are presented at the SEBC’s Black Tie Gala/Spectacular at the Rosen center in Orlando, FL on July 26, 2014. The Award competition recognizes achievements in building design. As a team member on many of the winning projects Two Trails Inc. is proud to be a part of the client teams that were nominated and won an Aurora Award.
Neal Communities was named "Builder of the Year" by the Tallahassee-based coalition for building 210 single-family homes that used environmentally friendly and sustainable methods in a 12-month period -- more than any other builder in the state.
Article by: Harold Bubil This article highlights a project done by Josh Wynne Construction and Two Trails Inc. The article reveals the trials and tribultions of restoration projects and the hidden problems that can be costly. In the end the renovation project is a shining example of a "Green" renovation. Hit the source link for the full read.
Source Link: Herald Tribune
Rich Binsacca, contributing Editor at EcoHome Magazine wrote a detailed article about the green certifications that The 2012 New American Home achieved for this years International Builders show. His interview highlights how the home achieved the highest level of green certifications possible, providing insight into the process and by-products of submitting to such standards. Here is a little hint, it takes a great Builder/Architect, Teamwork, & of course Two Trails! Below is a link to the digital version of the article.
Builders Online wrote a comprehensive article featuring The 2012 New American Home. Two Trails was the verifier for this years home. This article features all the design functions, product features, and green elements that encompasses this project. Check out the article below. Builder Online- Modern Marvel Article
West Palm Beach, FL – October 26, 2011 – Terri Murray, Executive Director of Neighborhood Renaissance , announced today the groundbreaking at 2801 Saranac Avenue in Westgate for 13 quality-built, energy efficient, 3-4 bedroom homes meeting green building standards with “Florida-friendly” landscaping to be built south of Westgate Avenue in Palm Beach County.
We loving refer to this home as the Coffee Pot house built on the Coffee Pot bay in St. Petersburg, FL. The home is beautiful, not only on the inside and out, but it boasts some amazing green building science. The article features builder, Jimmy Bratton of Design Works, of St. Petersburg. The article explains thegreen features of the home and the ambition of the owners to build an amazing green home.
Two Trails Inc. were the Green Consultants on this project. The New American Home (TNAH) 2011 is beautiful and loaded with new products and design innovations that will stimulate the imagination of anyone who makes their living in the housing industry. The grand show home will be a highlight of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), Jan. 12 through 15 in Orlando.
Take a look a the article on the home we did with Jonathan Parks entitled The Oragami -Loft House. Since opening his architectural firm in 2002, Sarasota, Fla.-based architect Jonathan Parks AIA has quietly and consistently incorporated green building techniques into his residential projects.
Tech House, now being built by Vision Homes in the new Trillium subdivision off Sarasota's Proctor Road, will become the first demonstration house to receive "green" certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition, said "green" construction consultant Drew Smith of Two Trails Inc. Vision Homes and the Home Builders Association of Sarasota County hired Smith to certify that the house is built to FGBC standards. Smith recently became an accredited professional of the LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).