The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released the appointments to the 2015 Energy & Green Codes & Standards Subcommittee that Drew Smith COO of Two Trails Inc. has been appointed to the subcommittee.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 International Builders Show held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada February 4-6 is the building industry’s largest builder show. Two Trails Green Building Consultants was chosen to the be the Green Building consultants on this years home as well has been chosen to consult on next years home.
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.
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.
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.