By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer
Sarasota, Fla.—Two Trails Green Building Consulting has been chosen as consultants and verifiers on three new Crescent Communities developments. The projects are Crescent Bayshore community and the Crescent Crosstown project in Tampa, as well as Crescent Central Station in Orlando.
Crescent Bayshore will pursue the Florida Green Building Coalition Green Hi-Rise Certification, a third-party verification program that takes into account Florida’s unique climatic challenges. The other Tampa project, Crescent Crosstown, will pursue the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification.
Crescent Central Town Station will pursue the National Green Building Standard Multifamily Certification, which is the first and only residential green building-rating program to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Parrish, Fla.-based Two Trails Green Building Consulting provides consulting for commercial, residential and remodeling projects.
“Our clients choose us for our reputation and experience in the field,” Drew Smith, the company’s chief operating officer, tells MHN. “We are the information gatherers, energy and green consultants. We collect all of the required documentation, making it easy for the rest of the team to concentrate on building the building and not worrying about gathering green required paperwork. We try to make the entire process as turnkey as possible.”
Aside from their green aspirations, the three Crescent Communities are a diverse set of developments. Crescent Bayshore will stand near Bayshore Boulevard in one of Tampa’s most venerable and exclusive neighborhoods, offering residents bay views and convenient access to fine dining and recreation.
Crescent Crosstown will be set in a “wooded retreat” in Brandon, Fla., southeast of Tampa, and promises to offer resort-style amenities and easy commutes to historic Ybor City and downtown Tampa.
Crescent Central Station, a mixed-use development with 275 high-end residences and more than 20,000 square feet of retail space and amenities, will take up the northern section of Central Station in Orlando’s central business district. Standing at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Amelia Street, it will be located near the new SunRail commuter rail station set to debut this year.