Trident Sustainability Group received two awards in the first year USGBC-Savannah Green Building Awards program, which were presented jointly by the Georgia Chapter of the US Green Building Council’s Savannah Branch and the City of Savannah in an effort to recognize significant local achievements in green building and leadership in sustainability issues. Nominations were assessed by local green building professionals and awards were presented, with all projects exhibited at the annual Green Gives Back event, a USGBC-Savannah Branch event that raises awareness and funds for a charity benefitting from green building implementation.
At the event, which took place on August 22nd, 2013, Trident Sustainability Group got honored for their planning, design and execution of the Best Residential New Built project and as well for the Green Leader of the Year.
The wining project, 306 West Waldburg, located in the Victorian district of Savannah, GA, redefines the concept of modern and sustainable housing in an historic environment. Conceptualized and developed by Trident Sustainability Group (TSG), in cooperation with architect Paul Mckeever | AIA, LEED AP and contractor R. Peacock Construction, this 2000 square foot home transforms a vacant lot into a multi-use space that elegantly manages the demands of a young family of four, showcases the knowledge of a renowned expert in sustainability, and illustrates how high-performance building practices complement the design restrictions of a national historic district.
Not only is Tommy Linstroth, owner and founder TSG the driving force and developer behind the 306 West Waldburg project, he as well was awarded the Green Leader of the Year, for his efforts in green, sustainable building practices in the community and nationwide. Linstroth was a founder and original chair of the USGBC Savannah Branch as well as the Georgia Chapter, and he currently is the co-chair for USGBC’s national Value Healthy and Affordable Housing advocacy campaign.
“ I am honored to have received these two recognitions from my peers,” said Tommy Linstroth upon receiving the news. “While I’m extremely pleased at 306 W Waldburg receiving recognition, I’m truly humbled by the Leadership award “, Linstroth commented. “So many people are working to make Savannah a more sustainable community – I’m just happy to have had an opportunity to contribute.”