Green Star Builders CEO Named to Lorman Education Services Faculty

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Dallas-based green construction expert Brett Relander, LEED AP and president and CEO of Green Star Builders, Inc., has been selected as a featured speaker and faculty member for Lorman Education Services, a national leader in providing education services to the construction and development industry.

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

Brett Relander, president and CEO of Green Star Builders, Inc., has been selected as a featured speaker and faculty member for Lorman Education Services, a national leader in providing education services to the construction and development industry.

Relander is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and was a featured speaker at Lorman's Green or Sustainable Construction in Texas seminar in Dallas recently.

As president and CEO of Green Star Builders, Relander has been pivotal in introducing innovative green building techniques to the Dallas market.

"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 contributing to the local knowledge base about sustainable building practices, I feel that I can help grow the green building movement in the Dallas area and beyond."

One of Green Star's most notable 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 construction 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.

Under Relander's 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, which specializes in custom homes, home renovation projects and commercial new construction, remodels and finish-outs for individuals, developers, corporations and investors, is also a partner in the Sustainable Skylines initiative and Green Built North Texas.

In addition to serving on the Lorman faculty, Relander is also available for other national speaking engagements on green and sustainable construction. For more information, email brett (at) livegreenstar.com or visit http://www.livegreenstar.com.

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.

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