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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

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Effingham Career Academy in Rincon, GA.

May 17, 2011

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Effingham Career Academy in Rincon, GA.

The Effingham Career Academy achieved LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council, and is the Effingham Board of Education’s first LEED certified project, as well as the first public school in the region to achieve LEED certification. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for the project.

The new school provides an opportunity to learn career skills for students, who can now do so in a green environment. Numerous sustainable features were included such as a 30 kw solar system, low flow plumbing fixtures, super efficient lighting tied to occupancy sensors, and low emitting finishes were used throughout.

“Green schools should be a no-brainer – students are in a better learning environment, and ongoing costs are much lower”, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. “Achieving Gold certification was certainly above what was expected. My hat is off to the Effingham School Board for taking a leadership position for high-performance, healthy school buildings for our children.”

The architect for the project was JW Buckley and Associates, and the general contractor was Lavender and Associates.

Find Ways to Stop Flushing Your Cap-Ex

May 13, 2011

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 April 2011 13:40 )
Find Ways to Stop Flushing Your Capex
By Dan Marcec 

The technologies for saving water have come a long way in the past few years, and though implementing full-scale water conservation programs may not be something that can be done overnight, the fact is that implementing efficient fixtures is a relatively simple task. Though traditionally the payback and the ability to satisfy guests with the comfort they need had been difficult to prove for some of these amenities, the increasing need for global water solutions and the continued development of sustainable practices for commercial properties has led to a much wider array of viable options from which hoteliers can choose that meets their concerns. Read more

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Effingham County Courthouse in Springfield, GA.

April 22, 2011

The Effingham County Courthouse achieved LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council, and is the County of Effingham’s first LEED certified project. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for the project.

The Courthouse is a historic structure brought back to life with a sustainable flair. Numerous sustainable features were included such as a high efficiency VRV HVAC system, low flow plumbing fixtures, super efficient lighting tied to occupancy sensors, and low emitting finishes were used throughout.

“It was exciting to be involved in such a dynamic project”, said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. “Achieving Gold certification was certainly above what was expected. And to earn it while maintaining the historical integrity of the project goes to show that LEED and historic preservation go hand in hand.”

The project team consisted of architecture firm HGBD, engineering firm Dulohery Weeks, and general contractor JT Turner.

Reducing Water Consumption in Buildings – Earning the LEED BD&C Water Use Reduction, 20% Prerequisite

April 14, 2011

Saving water can be easy – but earning the new LEED Water Efficiency 20% Reduction prerequisite can be challenging depending on your building type and fixture selection. 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

Trident Sustainability Group Launches Hospitality Division

February 22, 2011

Trident Sustainability Group announces its new hospitality division called Suite Sustainability. This new division will focus on providing custom sustainability solutions to the hotel and hospitality industry, helping hotel owners and managers achieve utility savings while achieving LEED or GreenSeal certifications for their properties. Read more

Linstroth Selected to BIS/Savannah Magazine Generation Next

February 22, 2011

Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group, was selected as one of Business in Savannah/Savannah Magazine’s GenerationNEXT 20 Rising Stars. Nominees were individual under 40 who are making a mark in their profession and contributing to the community around them. Read the full story on each of the 20 winners here or pick up the latest copy of Business in Savannah or Savannah Magazine on your local news stands.

Inaugural Savannah Green Events Guide and Directory Release

October 26, 2010

The inaugural Savannah Green Events Guide & Directory will be released on November 9th, 2010. The free publication serves as a how-to guide for hosting a green event and as a repository for more eco-friendly sites and vendors. The Guide will be updated annually to reflect new or expanded opportunities to green local events. Pick up a complimentary copy at the release party hosted by GreenDrinks Savannah, or online at www.savannahgreenguide.org. Read more

Tommy Linstroth has been appointed to the Georgia Southern University College of Science and Technology Advisory Board

September 15, 2010

Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group has been appointed to the Georgia Southern University College of Science and Technology (COST) Advisory Board. The University has the largest Construction Management Program in the State and Approximately 180 faculty serve over 2200 undergraduate and graduate students throughout all departments. Read more

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