(SAVANNAH, GA) New LEED certification for Effingham Career Academy in Rincon




(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – 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.

Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting
firm that focuses on providing triple bottom line solutions to a diverse range of clients
both locally and nationwide. Trident provides hands on guidance on green building
design and construction and offers extensive development-based expertise to help clients
achieve LEED certification for their projects, and has helped certify over 30 buildings.


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