Tommy Linstroth’s career has spanned the private, academic, and non-profit sectors in the Midwest, West and now East coast, where he is the Principal of Trident Sustainability Group – a triple bottom line consultancy firm and CEO of Green Badger, a cutting-edge sustainability software company.
To date, Linstroth has personally been involved with over 60 projects achieving LEED certification, with another two dozen underway. These projects include the first building in the Southeast to be both LEED certified and in the National Register of Historic places, the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the nation, the first LEED McDonald’s restaurant, and Sustainable Fellwood, one of the largest green affordable housing developments – part of the LEED for ND pilot program and LEED for Homes program – in the nation.
Green Badger is the direct output of his experience with LEED. Green Badger provides a mobile solution to LEED construction documentation and allows for easy management of construction waste, sustainable materials tracking, erosion and indoor air quality reporting, and managing low-VOC products – including a bar code scanner that gives real time VOC information.
Linstroth founded and chairs Sustainativity, a nonprofit organization utilizing direct philanthropic investments in sustainability to transform communities. He co-chairs the USGBC’s national Value Healthy and Efficient Affordable Housing advocacy campaign, and he is the past chair of the USGBC – Georgia chapter and is the original founder and past-chairman of the USGBC – Savannah Chapter. He served on the board of directors for the Georgia Conservation Voters, the Georgia Southern COST advisory board, the Chatham Environmental Forum, the Live Oak Public Libraries Board of Trustees and Tybee Island Community Resources Committee.
He is a frequent speaker on green building and sustainability throughout the country, and he co-authored the book Local Action: The New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy published in November 2007, and is a contributing author for The Green Building Bottom Line, published in November 2008. Linstroth also created and publishes the Savannah Green Events Guide and Directory, an annual, how-to guide for hosting green events that streamlines the planning process while serving as a repository for more eco-friendly sites and vendors. He is a frequent author for numerous journals and periodicals, and including in the past a column in Environmental Design and Construction magazine and is on advisory board for Commercial Construction and Renovation Magazine. Mr. Linstroth has been honored for his work by recognition in Building Design and Construction’s 40 under 40, Georgia Trend 40 under 40, Savannah Business Journal 40 under 40, USGBC Savannah Green Leader of the Year, and Savannah Generation NEXT among others. He currently resides in Savannah, GA.