Press Releases

Sustainability features of the International Builders Show 2015 New American Showcase Home

Las Vegas, NV – The NAHB 2015 International Builders Show held in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the culmination of building industry professionals meeting on new initiatives, learning about best practices and the latest products showcased by industry manufactures. This years New American Home is the first semi-production showcase home to be sustainable and Net-Zero.

Drew Smith of Two Trails receives Certifying Agent of the Year for the fourth time at this year’s GreenTrends Conference.

Green Trends was held this year at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota in Sarasota FL. on August 13-15, 2014.  GreenTrends Conference & Tradeshow draws an active green building audience of builders, architects, facility managers, green consultants, and product representatives to learn and share about the latest cost-saving strategies.  This year’s annual award ceremony highlighted accomplishments for Drew Smith of Two Trails and his clients.

2014 Aurora Awards: Two Trails Clients Received A Combined Total Of 50 Awards!

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.

Two Trails Green Building Consulting Is Chosen For Three Crescent Communities Projects & Three AutoNation Projects

Six new developments are choosing to build their projects to a green building standard.  Two Trails: Green Building Consulting was chosen as the consultants and verifiers for the three new Crescent Community Developments & three new AutoNation Projects. Crescent Communities mission is to create residential, commercial, multi-family and land developments that cultivate communities with lasting legacies.  Two Trails was asked to join the team for the Crescent Bayshore Community in Tampa, Florida, the Crescent Central Station Project in Orlando, Florida, and the Crescent Crosstown Project in Tampa, Florida.

Two Trails Clients Win 3 Out Of 4 Best In Green Residential Design: 2014 Professional Builder Magazine Design Awards

The third annual Professional Builder Design Awards honor the best in residential design.  More about all the winners can be found in the January issue of Professional Builder or at www.ProBuilder.comTwo Trails is very proud to see our clients take home three of the four awards in the green category for the award program.

Drew Smith President of Two Trails Green Building Consulting Appointed President of Building Industry Association of Manatee Sarasota

The Manatee Sarasota Building Industry Association held their Installation of officers meeting on November 13, 2013 at the Sarasota Polo Clubhouse.  At which time Drew Smith President of Two Trails Green Building Consulting was appointed the 2013 President of the association. Drew Smith started out over 15 years ago to change the methodology of conventional building science. Drew realized that the only way to change the industry was to become the resource for the knowledge on how to implement healthy, sustainable projects. He “hung up his hammer” and opened one of the first green building consulting firms in the nation. 

Two Trails Client Wins USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Award For Most Outstanding LEED For Homes/Single Family With The 2020 Alton Project

The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) South Florida Chapter held their GalaVerde Awards Celebration at Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale on September 21, 2013. With over 75 applicants submitting for 17 awards in total, the judges for this competition had the regions top projects to select from and award the coveted awards.  Some of the project categories included Public, Private, Single-Family, Municipal, Educational, Healthcare and Corporate. Two Trails client Matt Lahn owner of Florida Green Home Design Group won the USGBC South Florida GalaVerde Green Award for Most Outstanding LEED for Homes/Single Family for their work on the 2020 Alton project in Miami, FL.  To our knowledge this project is the highest scoring LEED home in the nation with 120/80 points earned giving it a LEED Platinum designation.