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.
The Crescent Bayshore Community will be pursuing the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) HiRise Certification. The FGBC Certification is a third party verification program that takes into consideration the unique climate challenges in the state of Florida. Crescent Bayshore is located on the edge of elegant Hyde park right on Bayshore Boulevard, residents have stunning views of the bay along with access to the area’s best restaurants, outdoor activities and culture centers.
Crescent Central Station will be pursuing the National Green Building Standard Multifamily Certification. The National Green Building Standard is the first and only residential green building-rating program to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Crescent Central Station is a mixed-use project with 275 luxury apartments and more than 20,000 square feet of amenities and urban retail space along the 61-mile SunRail commuter train station scheduled to launch in 2014. Crescent Central Station will be prominently located at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Amelia Street, taking up the northern portion of Central Station in Orlando's Central Business District.
Crescent Crosstown will pursue the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Certification. Crescent Crosstown offers spacious living in a wooded retreat amongst the tall oaks of Brandon, while still just a short drive from Westfield Mall, downtown Tampa and historic Ybor City. Crescent Crosstown will be the area's newest community loaded with resort-caliber amenities.
AutoNation continues to build their new projects to a LEED Certification. The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. For a company driven to be the best and has a focus on operational excellence building to a third party certification is a natural choice to help in operational costs for their facility. The LEED for New Construction rating system focuses on six credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design. As a company focused on operational costs, obtaining a LEED certification is a responsible action to its’ investors, but also to their employees, clients, and environments in which they operate. Two Trails worked on their first two LEED certified projects; Mercedes Benz of Sarasota, FL and BMW of Tucson, AZ. AutoNation is also pursuing a LEED certification for their three new projects for Mercedes Benz of Marietta, GA, Mercedes Benz of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Hyundai of Corpus Christi, TX.