Have you met Drew Smith? He is green with accolades this year.

Drew Smith, president and owner of Two Trails Green Building Consulting has been recognized all over the green building industry this year. Anyone who knows Drew Smith or has met him affectionately refers to him as Mr. Green.  Drew eats, sleeps, and breathes green building.  Drew started Two Trails to be a resource and a go to company for the building industry for their green building needs.

This has been a great year of recognition for this long-standing green building veteran of over 13 years.  In the beginning of the year at the 2013 International Builders Show NAHB Green Awards, Drew was recognized as Advocate Of The Year and the company’s Seabourn Cove project won for best Green Multi-Family project.

Later in the year the Home Innovation Research Labs that oversees the ICC700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recognized Drew as an NGBS Green Certification Partner of Excellence.  This award is given for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes.

This month Governor Rick Scott of Florida has reappointed Drew for another four years as the Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida.  Drew was the first appointed Green Building Commissioner in 2008 and is thrilled to be reappointed by the Governor again this year.

While the year is not yet over, Drew has also been recognized by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) as Certifying Agent of the year for 2013.  Drew has also been given this award in 2008, 2010, and 2011.  The Florida Green Building Coalition is a third party green building certification that takes into consideration the unique climate challenges the state of Florida presents to building projects.

If you are in the building design industry I have one question for you.  Have you met Drew Smith?  If you have any projects in the pipeline or current projects a phone call to Mr. Green can only help your project just a little bit more.

Drew Smith


Years of Experience

30+ years construction and sustainable designs

13 years with Two Trails, Inc.



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelors of Architecture



General Contractor

State of Florida



LEED Accredited Professional BD+C

LEED for Homes field agent

CxA – Certified Commissioning Authority

ICC700 National Green Building Standard  | Verifier

Florida Green Building Coalition Certifying Agent

Energy Rater - Class 3

Indoor Air Quality Professional

Certified Green Professional

Green Building Technical Professional

Fortified for Safer Living Inspector

Water Star Inspector

Rater for Florida Green Lodgings Program



Governor Appointment as Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida 2008 - 2016

NAHB National Director 2008 - 2013

NAHB Design Committee Member 2013

FHBA State Director 2008 - 2013

Vice Chair-Local LEED Chapter Governing Council

Past Chairman - Florida Home Builders Association Green Building Council

Board of Directors - Florida Green Energy Council 2009 - 2013

Trustee - Florida Home Builders Association Foundation

2008 Builder of the Year - Sarasota Building Industry Association

Chairman - Manatee - Sarasota Home Builders Association Green Building Council 2007-2009

Founding President of Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC)

Board of Directors for Florida Green Building Coalition 2000 – 2007, 2009-2013

Sarasota County Liaison for implementation of Green Building Ordinance.

Member of Sarasota Home Builders Assoc. Manatee/Sarasota


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