Even though I grew up in Illinois, the Cowboys were always my favorite team. They've been a leader in the NFL for decades; now they're leading in a new way with a real dedication to building green.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
Green Star Builders, a Dallas-based custom builder specializing in energy efficient green building practices, has completed the construction of a green luxury suite at the Dallas Cowboys' Valley Ranch practice facility in Irving.
"It was a thrill for me to design and develop this cutting-edge green luxury suite for the Cowboys," said Brett Relander, Green Star Builders president and CEO. "Even though I grew up in Illinois, the Cowboys were always my favorite team. They've been a leader in the NFL for decades; now they're leading in a new way with a real dedication to building green."
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 has also completed 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.
Green Star Builders was formed by Relander, who saw a market need for sustainable construction techniques and for 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.
"We hope to expand this green luxury suite initiative to other major sports franchises around the country," said Relander. "It's a great niche for our company and something that has great appeal for sponsors and fans."
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-conscious 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.