Drew Smith in the bay mag : the beauty of green

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.

New American Home a Source of Latest Product, Design and Green Building Ideas

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.

"Tech House" To Be Certified Green

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).

Council for Sustainable Florida Presents Awards for Protecting Florida’s Economy and Environment

Tallahassee, FL– Renowned nature photographer John Moran joined the Council for Sustainable Florida today in Tallahassee to honor business, non-profit, education and individual leaders committed to preserving the environment and creating a healthy economy for Florida.The Council presented awards in several categories including Leadership, Small Business, Large Business, Government, Non-Profit, Business Partnership, a Green Building Award and the Legacy Award. Award winners will also receive a resolution from the Governor and Cabinet at a ceremony on Tuesday morning. Honored at the Best Practices Awards program in Tallahassee

In Osprey, Bay Street Village Is Under Way

The redevelopment of Osprey is firmly under way now that ground has been broken at the Bay Street Village & Towncenter mixed-use project.  Longtime Venice developer Mike Miller of The Waterford Companies, Randy Moore of Crossgate Partners and a dozen other people involved in the project lifted the ceremonial shovels Tuesday at the site, on the east side of U.S. 41, between Bay Street and the Wal-Mart supercenter, in this central Sarasota County community.

University Park Town Center is going green as well

Benderson Development is working with Moule & Polyzoides, urbanist architects, and Two Trails Inc., green consultants, to develop an approach for integrating green technologies and materials in stores, homes and offices. The 1.9 million-square-foot University Town Center hopes to become the mixed-use development that achieves a "working sustainable lifestyle center."

Environmentally Friendly Homes Garner Prestigious Aurora Awards

The AURORA  Awards regional design competition honored environmentally friendly, newly constructed homes and developments with Grand Awards during the recent Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) in Orlando. “Builders and utility companies, working together, combined their talents and resources to create award-winning homes that are environmentally friendly,” said Michele Harrison, a Naples builder and 2007 Aurora Awards Chair. “Their achievements are highlighted with the AURORA Award to display their distinction within the home building industry.”