Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification – Stephen’s County High School in To

By October 4, 2012Local NewsWIRE

For Immediate Release:
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Trident Sustainability Group announces a new LEED certification
– Stephen’s County High School in Toccoa, GA..

The Stephen’s County High School achieved LEED certification from the US Green
Building Council, and is the Stephen’s County Board of Education’s first LEED certified
project, as well as the first public school in the region to achieve LEED certification and
at over 400,000 sf, one of the largest LEED for Schools certified projects in the state.
Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for the project.

The new $35 million facility provides a sustainable learning environment for thousands
of high school students and also features a 2,000 seat sports arena and 1000 seat
performing arts center. Numerous sustainable features were included such as a high
efficiency, variable volume HVAC system, low flow plumbing fixtures, super efficient
lighting tied to occupancy sensors, and low emitting finishes that were used throughout.

"Green schools should be a no-brainer. Students are in a better learning environment and
tend to have better test scores, and ongoing operation costs are much lower", said Tommy
Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. "Achieving LEED certification was
on one of the largest LEED for Schools project in the state shows the Stephen’s County
Board of Education’s commitment to providing the best learning environment for their
students

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

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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