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Trident Sustainability Group Sponsors YMCA Soccer

May 12, 2012

 Trident Sustainability Group was proud to sponsor the soccer programs at the West Broad YMCA for their 2012 season.   The program had a very successful season with five teams in different age groups.  The only other season in which the West Broad Y participated, no team won a single game.  This year they had many wins with some of the older teams going to the playoffs.  It was great to see the kids improve over the season and love the game more and more.  From the first moment the teams were presented with the jerseys, the kids were ecstatic and ready to get on the fields and play!

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

Tommy Linstroth, Principal and Founder of Trident Sustainability Group, has been selected to speak at the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto, Canada

September 19, 2011

Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Estimated attendance is over 25,000. Read more

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Penn Jersey Headquarters and Distribution Center in Philadelphia, PA.

August 17, 2011

The Penn Jersey project achieved LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council, and is the fifth LEED certified industrial project for owners DP Partners. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for this and each of DP Partners LEED projects, including the two LogistiPort warehouses in Pooler, GA. Read more

Journeyman Austin/Hutchinson Hotel Holdings, the designated developer for the Trade Center Hotel, announces that Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group will serve as a LEED consultant on the proposed convention center hotel on Hutchinson Island.

August 6, 2011

Trident Sustainability will continue to enhance the local design team participation, joining CMMI Architects. Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting firm based in Savannah. Led by sustainability leader and author Tommy Linstroth, Trident Sustainabiity provides sustainability consulting services in the areas of LEED consulting and green building, systemic organizational sustainability and comprehensive green municipal solutions. Under Linstroth’s guidance, the company has completed work on two dozen LEED projects around the country and in the Savannah area, including the LEED Gold Hotel Indigo-Athens, the LEED Platinum Georgia Power building in Savannah and Sustainable Fellwood in Savannah. 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

Trident Sustainability Group funds the BRIAN S. BOYLSTON SCHOLARSHIP FOR SUSTAINABILITY

July 7, 2011

The scholarship is offered to full-time Design for Sustainability students in the Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) MA and MFA programs. The $500 scholarship is intended to award innovative thinking and action in the realm of sustainability. Trident Sustainability Group has committed to matching the funding for at least 5 years.

“The Design for Sustainability program at SCAD is a great stepping stone for people interested in sustainability, whether in architecture, industrial design or fashion”, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. “Being able to help keep this scholarship in place and hopefully expand its effect and outreach was pretty much a no-brainer.”

Innovation and Design Credits

July 7, 2011

Innovation and design credits are available on every LEED project and give project teams the opportunity to earn up to 5 points for either a LEED credit they done really well at (call exemplary performance) or for something cool that they’ve incorporated that LEED doesn’t already award points for. You can almost always earn at least one exemplary performance credits (reaching the 30% threshold for MR4 and MR5 on most larger projects happens often, and offsetting 70% of electricity use with Green E RECs for EA6 is almost a given), but you cannot earn more than three this way.  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

LEED and Historic Structures

June 7, 2011

It is often maintained that LEED is very difficult to apply to historic buildings, and that LEED does nothing to recognize the inherent benefit of restoring historic structures. Fortunately, this is not the case. Trident Sustainability Group has been involved in numerous historic buildings that achieve LEED certification – all the way to LEED Platinum. Based on these experiences, here’s a fact sheet on how LEED works hand in hand with historic preservation. Read more

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