Have You Met Drew Smith? He Is Green with Accolades This Year

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Drew Smith, president and owner of Two Trails Green Building Consulting, has been recognized all over the green building industry this year.

Anyone who knows Drew Smith or has met him affectionately refers to him as Mr. Green. Drew eats, sleeps, and breathes green building. Drew started Two Trails to be a resource and a go to company for the building industry for their green building needs.

This has been a great year of recognition for this long-standing green building veteran of over 13 years. In the beginning of the year at the 2013 International Builders Show NAHB Green Awards, Drew was recognized as Advocate Of The Year and the company’s Seabourn Cove project won for best Green Multi-Family project.

Later in the year, the Home Innovation Research Labs that oversees the ICC700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recognized Drew as an NGBS Green Certification Partner of Excellence. This award is given for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes.

This month, Governor Rick Scott of Florida has reappointed Drew for another four years as the Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida. Drew was the first appointed Green Building Commissioner in 2008 and is thrilled to be reappointed by the Governor again this year.

While the year is not yet over, Drew has also been recognized by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) as Certifying Agent of the year for 2013. Drew has also been given this award in 2008, 2010, and 2011. The Florida Green Building Coalition is a third party green building certification that takes into consideration the unique climate challenges the state of Florida presents to building projects.

If you are in the building design industry, I have one question for you. Have you met Drew Smith? If you have any projects in the pipeline or current projects, a phone call to Mr. Green can only help your project just a little bit more.

Drew Smith

Years of Experience
30+ years construction and sustainable designs
13 years with Two Trails, Inc.

Education
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bachelors of Architecture

Licensure
General Contractor
State of Florida

Certifications
LEED Accredited Professional BD+C
LEED for Homes field agent
CxA – Certified Commissioning Authority
ICC700 National Green Building Standard | Verifier
Florida Green Building Coalition Certifying Agent
Energy Rater - Class 3
Indoor Air Quality Professional
Certified Green Professional
Green Building Technical Professional
Fortified for Safer Living Inspector
Water Star Inspector
Rater for Florida Green Lodgings Program

Memberships
Governor Appointment as Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida 2008 - 2016
NAHB National Director 2008 - 2013
NAHB Design Committee Member 2013
FHBA State Director 2008 - 2013
Vice Chair-Local LEED Chapter Governing Council
Past Chairman - Florida Home Builders Association Green Building Council
Board of Directors - Florida Green Energy Council 2009 - 2013
Trustee - Florida Home Builders Association Foundation
2008 Builder of the Year - Sarasota Building Industry Association
Chairman - Manatee - Sarasota Home Builders Association Green Building Council 2007-2009
Founding President of Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC)
Board of Directors for Florida Green Building Coalition 2000 – 2007, 2009-2013
Sarasota County Liaison for implementation of Green Building Ordinance.
Member of Sarasota Home Builders Assoc. Manatee/Sarasota

About Two Trails, Inc. | Two Trails, Inc. is one of the nations premier Green Building Consulting firm established in 2001. We provide green consulting services nationwide for commercial, residential, remodeling, and developments seeking to obtain LEED certification and/or LEED commissioning by USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), National Green Building Standard (NGBS), Energy Star by the U.S. Department of Energy, & Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) certifications.

Contact Information:
Tom Rupp
Two Trails, Inc.
Communications and Marketing Manager
tom(at)twotrails(dot)com
941-776-8680

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