Finding a qualified local builder who knows the products, methods and regulations involved in building green is one of the biggest hurdles people face when trying to build green
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Allen, Texas (PRWEB) December 3, 2008
A new custom green construction company -- Green Star Builders, LLC -- has been formed as one of the only custom builders in the DFW Metroplex that specializes in energy efficient and green building practices.
Green Star Builders was formed by entrepreneur Brett Relander, who saw a market need for a company that specializes in sustainable construction techniques and for a builder who is passionate about furthering the green building movement in north Texas. Green Star Builders specializes in custom homes, home renovation projects and commercial buildings for individuals, developers, corporations and investors.
"Finding a qualified local builder who knows the products, methods and regulations involved in building green is one of the biggest hurdles people face when trying to build green," said Relander. "By forming a new construction company that is knowledgeable about sustainable building practices and skilled in reducing the costs of green buildings, we feel that we can eliminate one of the biggest barriers to building green in Dallas."
One of Green Star's initial projects is the design and construction of a green luxury suite at the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch practice facility. The three-story outdoor suite features the latest in green building techniques, including a high-efficiency ductless HVAC system, reflective windows, tankless water heaters, and a custom terrazzo floor made from recycled glass. Green Star is also building an elevated viewing platform inside the team's indoor practice facility. The Cowboys plan to integrate the outdoor suite and the indoor viewing platform into the team's corporate sponsorship program.
As President and CEO of Green Star Builders, Relander has been pivotal in introducing innovative green building techniques to the Dallas market. Under his leadership, Green Star has established a partnership with the EPA's Energy Star program and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. The company is also a partner in the Sustainable Skylines initiative and Green Built North Texas. Relander is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and also holds a real estate license.
About Green Star Builders: Headquartered in Allen, Texas, Green Star Builders is a leader in environmentally-concious construction for the residential and commercial sectors. Green Star provides a full suite of construction management, homebuilding and general contracting services. The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and focuses on energy efficient technologies, sustainable building methods, renewable and recyclable materials and premium quality construction. For more information, visit http://www.livegreenstar.com.