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What Your Company Needs in a Sustainability Strategy

December 4, 2013

Originally posted on the Creative Coast website – click here to read the original article.

 

We are fortunate to have worked with a number of folks in the Savannah area, from nonprofits to municipalities to Fortune 1000 companies – helping them craft sustainability strategies that are part of their overall business or operational strategy. Read more

Green Building Trends – A Dixie Contractor Magazine Interview with Tommy Linstroth

August 27, 2013

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Building Green 2013

Trident Sustainability Groups Project Featured on arthitectural.com

August 27, 2013

Trident Sustainability Group’s latest project, 306 W Waldburg, a LEED Platinum home in Savannah, GA, has been featured by arthitectural.com. Read the article here or download it below.

 

 

Trident Sustainability Group _ 306 W. Waldburg _ arthitectural.com

306 W Waldburg Featured in South Magazine

July 27, 2013

306 W Waldburg, the modern LEED Platinum house developed by Trident Sustainability Group, was featured in South Magazine. You can download the spread by clicking the following link. 306 W Waldburg in South Magazine

Sustainability as the New Safety

June 12, 2012

A culture of sustainability exists when green practices become a habit.

(By Tommy Linstroth, as published in EDC Magazine, June 2012)

Government regulation and oversight is often looked at as cumbersome, bureaucratic and unnecessary. But it’s amazing when such oversight becomes soingrained into business practices that it simply becomes part of the corporate culture — so much so that it’s just how businesses operate, no questions asked.

I’ve been fortunate to be spending a fair amount of time lately working with a Fortune 500-type company to embed sustainability into its core culture. Greening a building is relatively straightforward, but an entire organization? That’s another story. There are plenty of great examples out there from Interface to Patagonia, but those initiatives were driven by passionate environmental visionaries rather than from the bottom or middle up. This process has been eye-opening to say the least, but in no way more so than my new perspective that for the sustainability movement to be truly successful, it needs to be 100 percent ingrained into the core corporate culture. Read more

Sustainable Hospitality – Checking In

October 19, 2011

It seems that almost every major hotel brand has rolled out a green hospitality program over the past few years, and for good reason. With round-the-clock operations, utilities are a huge portion of overall operating expenses. Rarely do you flick on the room light anymore and find an incandescent bulb. That phase-out started in guest rooms years ago. From Kimpton Hotels where every property is GreenSeal certified to Element (Starwood’s new 100 percent LEED-certified brand) to IHG’s Green Engage program, the bulk of the national brands are pushing green initiatives. Study after study shows that people would rather stay at a green property, and these properties can command higher room rates. The federal government and more and more businesses are requiring employees to stay at green hotels, if available, and the conference industry is rapidly making sustainable venues and accommodations deciding criteria regarding where events will be located. Read more

Incrementalism and LEED

July 13, 2011

Ten years ago, there was this fresh new kid on the block, one no one had seen before. Wildly different than the common way of thinking about designing and constructing buildings, this new concept was seen by supporters and critics as visionary, radical, market-changing, unnecessary, useless and industry defining. I’m guessing you won’t have to think too hard to realize I’m talking about the LEED rating system. A mere decade or so ago, LEED was introduced to a range of emotions and reactions on both sides. Indeed, while more commonly accepted today, the system still raises strong feelings, both for and against. Read more

Managing Multifamily Developments

June 20, 2011

Designing and constructing green buildings is the easy part — especially for nice, big office buildings where tenants have 10-year leases, or for retail centers with long-term clients. Or heck, even for schools, hospitals and civic buildings where the owner or end-user never changes! From a green perspective, that makes life so much easier for those who are actually managing and maintaining those projects. Turnover is low, capital improvements are way down the line, and outside of the general preventative maintenance and other daily activities, things can be pretty quiet. Read more

Green Schools—A Multiple Choice Questionnaire

May 22, 2011

Green schools, what a no brainer! Of any buildings (other than hospitals), where does it make more sense to have a focus on daylighting, high indoor air quality, connection to exteriors and, of course, high-efficiency systems than in schools — the places where we educate the future of our nation? LEED for Schools has been rolled out in the past few years and has seen a good adoption rate at the K-12 levels. I’ve had the opportunity to work on three of these schools, so I’m going to pass on a few impressions. Read more

News in Green Healthcare

April 1, 2011

Of all the building types that should pursue sustainable design and operations, health care facilities make the most sense, don’t they? From hospitals with round the clock operations to medical offices where patients share their deepest health issues with their physicians, green health care makes absolute sense. Read more

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