Sustainable Fellwood Phase 2 includes 8 multifamily buildings comprising 110 apartments, which all received LEED for Homes Gold certification. Phase 3, a 100 unit senior building, received LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainable Fellwood Phase 3 is only the second LEED Platinum building in Savannah, and one of only a handful of Platinum affordable housing projects nationwide. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant on these projects, which were developed by The Woda Group and Parallel Housing.
Sustainable Fellwood is a 27-acre redevelopment project and continues to set the bar for green affordable housing. Phase 2 includes spray foam insulation, 16 SEER variable speed HVAC units, and low flow plumbing, while Phase 3 features many of the same green strategies but also hosts a 85 KW solar array on the roof – one of the largest in the region. Phase 1 of the project received LEED for Homes Gold certification in 2009 as well as LEED for Neighborhood Development Silver certification.
"Green building always had a stigma of being too expensive to do ", said Tommy Linstroth, Principal of Trident Sustainability Group. "However, if you can do LEED Gold and Platinum affordable housing projects, you can do green projects anywhere. Sustainable Fellwood shows that you can have high performance, healthy buildings without cost premiums.”
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 40 buildings.