Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
With Earth Day fast approaching, Houston-based Lone Star Patio Builders, LLC. has reaffirmed its endorsement of green building materials and techniques that have made it a local leader in energy efficiency.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Lone Star is fully committed to giving every American the opportunity to live and work in an energy-efficient building. Lone Star also endorses the USGBC's stated goal of building a sufficient number of green buildings to house the entire U.S. population within a generation.
“Our clients put a lot of trust in us to create attractive and functional outdoor structures that last a long time,” says Brian Sonnier. “When we build our custom patio covers and pergolas, we do our part to make the planet a little more sustainable and beautiful, too.”
Lone Star's commitment to green construction is evident in every aspect of its building practices.
Its patio stones and pavers use porous, non-treated natural and recycled materials to reduce the chemical runoff associated with synthetic or impervious building materials. Lone Star's gentler, more sustainable materials include soil cement, rubber, brick, natural stone and recycled glass.
Lone Star also builds many of its patio covers from low-maintenance materials like Alumawood, a wood substitute that does not need to be treated with harsh chemicals like solvents. Since it can be cleaned with fresh water from a regular garden hose, Alumawood does not contribute to groundwater pollution.
Commitment to sustainability and green building methods extends to Lone Star's custom sunrooms and screen rooms. Sunrooms reduce the need for artificial heating by trapping sunlight and warmth during the cooler months. Screen rooms can lower the cost of air conditioning during summer by providing a comfortable gathering space outside of the insulated area of the home.
Lone Star's outdoor kitchens use insulated wiring and ENERGY STAR appliances to reduce energy usage and extend the functional lifetimes of their component parts. As new energy-efficient materials and techniques become available, Lone Star is committed to implementing them to the fullest possible extent.
On Earth Day, Lone Star proudly stands with the U.S. Green Building Council in advocating for greener, more sustainable living and working environments for all Americans.
About Lone Star Patio Builders, LLC.
Lone Star Patio Builders, LLC. is a Better Business Bureau-accredited builder serving Houston, Austin, San Antonio and surrounding areas. In addition to constructing popular outdoor design elements like patio covers, pergolas and outdoor kitchens, they also design and builds innovative sunrooms and screen rooms.