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Industrial Green
LEED-certified warehouse facilities pose unique challenges.

September 1, 2010

What’s a million square feet and green? Why, a LEED-certified warehouse facility, of course! Many people can’t see how buildings with such large footprints
that disturb so much land can ever be green. But the growing number of LEED-certified warehouse facilities is helping to buck this perception.

I’m not saying that just because a warehouse is LEED-certified it doesn’t have an intense impact on the environment. But having these facilities all over the country is necessary to easily distribute the products our economy is built around. What I’m saying is: Since they are so necessary, shouldn’t we be building
these facilities to be as green as possible? Having worked on nearly a half dozen LEED-certified warehouse projects up and down the east coast (ranging in size from 200,000 square feet to nearly a million square feet), I’ve learned that creating a green warehouse is really easier than it may seem. Read more

Trident Sustainability Group featured in Water Efficiency Studies

August 31, 2010

Trident Sustainability Group was featured in the March 2010 issue of the American Water Works Association Journal. Read more

Tommy Linstroth Selected to AIA Sustainable Development Assessment Team

August 31, 2010

Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group has been selected to join the American Institute of Architects – Sustainable Development Assessment Team (AIA-SDAT) for a project in Pittsburgh, PA. The AIA SDAT program brings together a multi-discipline team of experts into communities to help them become more sustainable and create new paradigms. Read more

Tommy Linstroth to Present at Green Building Focus in Birmingham, AL

August 31, 2010

Tommy Linstroth will present on Greening Affordable Housing at the Green Building Focus conference in Birmingham, AL on August 25th, 2010. Read more

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new partnership with 1% for the Planet

August 31, 2010

Trident Sustainability Group announces a new partnership with One Percent for the Planet. With this partnership, Trident Sustainability Group commits to donating 1% of revenue to environmental non-profit organizations. Read more

Trident Sustainability Group announces two new LEED certifications

August 31, 2010

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The Kimberly Clark distribution center in Logan, NJ and the Green Building in Augusta, GA have both earned LEED certification. Trident Sustainability Group served as final LEED consultant on both projects. Read more

Tommy Linstroth named to Building Design and Construction’s 40 under 40

August 31, 2010

Tommy Linstroth of Savannah-based sustainability consulting firm Trident Sustainability Group has been named to Building Design and Construction’s 40 Under 40. The annual list identifies those individuals from across the country who will lead our nation’s building design, construction and development for years to come. Linstroth previously has been named to the Savannah Business Journal’s 40 under 40 (2007) and the Georgia Trend 40 under 40 (2008). Read more

A Unique Beast
Incorporating sustainability practices in retail environments is a whole different animal.

July 1, 2010

Building a green retail facility today has become relatively easy. Not to dismiss the process or say it’s a walk in the park, but compared to building the fi rst LEED retail shopping center in the U.S. back in 2003-2004 (Abercorn Common), today’s designers, code officials and especially tenants have a much greater understanding of sustainable design, LEED certification and green building technologies. Fortunately, when we propose a grey water system that uses rainwater to flush toilets, we no longer hear, “What happens if someone drinks out of the toilet?” as the first question. Ah, how far we’ve come. Read more

That sweet, sweet smell…of VOCs
Monitoring VOC-emitting products in a building takes some work.

April 1, 2010

Keeping VOCs out of your building isn’t easy. First, you need to be aware of and monitor the hundreds of products that are coming in and out of your building. Second, the VOC level stamped in micro-fi ne print onto the side of a product’s packaging is nearly impossible to read — if it’s listed at all. Otherwise, you’re left searching through page after page of MSDS sheets and technical data sheets. Finally, VOCs turn up in the products you least suspect. Read more

Rehydrating the U.S.
Why initiatives to preserve the world's water supply are more important than ever.

February 1, 2010

From Governor Schwarzenegger on 60 Minutes recently to the ongoing lawsuits and legislation emerging between Georgia, Florida and Alabama, the importance of wisely using our water resources has never been more in the spotlight.

Nationwide we have a water deficit of nearly 3,700 billion gallons annually — meaning we are taking out 3,700 billion gallons more water than we are returning to our rivers, reservoirs and aquifers — and that is not a sustainable path for secure water supplies in the future. Read more

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