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. The Green Platinum Award went to Robert Arkin of Florida Green Home Design Group and Architect Ari Sklar for the 2020 Aton project in Miami FL. The sleek modern project features an abundance of concrete and glass. Given the area’s history of severe weather, the team made sure the project’s renewable energy systems resisted storms. The solar panels can withstand winds of 160 mph. The low–E windows are built to withstand a category 5 strength winds. The rainwater cistern and the home’s reflecting pool are both lined with a nontoxic epoxy that renders the water potable in the event of an emergency. The project received a LEED Platinum Certification.
The Green Silver Award went to Nathan Cross of NWC Construction for the 2013 New Southern Home project in Bella Isle, FL. The home design aspects were inspired by the Florida Panhandle’s Seaside Chapel. The home features high-efficiency HVAC, spray foam insulation in the walls and ceiling, low-E windows and advanced framing techniques to save materials. The project received a LEED Silver Certification.
The Green Bronze Award went to Marc Rutenburg Homes and Marc-Michaels Interior Design for the Zero Energy America, Castaway III project in Palm Harbor, FL. The home demonstrates extreme green building with net-zero electric bills. The 4,552 sg/ft home was built to be both beautiful and as green as possible. The project received a LEED Platinum Certification.
"We are delighted to have our client’s projects succeed with building green. We are glad to see our clients hard work pays off with such great recognition. They all deserve to be recognized for their outstanding work on their respective projects. We look forward to see more accolades in the future for all our clients. We are delighted to be a part of every project we help bring to a green building standard.” Drew Smith COO of Two Trails Green Building Consulting.