Inside the Industry: Commercial Roofing
GreenStar Roof Coatings
Formed in 2007 by David Lamouranne, GreenStar Cool Roof Coatings has already been recognized by the media for its unique and large impact on curbing the Urban Heat Island (UHI) of Greater New Orleans. Named by New Orleans CityBusiness as Innovator of the Year and featured by Coatings Pro Magazine, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans public radio, and WWL TV, GreenStar has coated over one million square feet of roofs, keeping utility bills lower and preventing heat stroke in the work place. Cool roofs can reduce surface temperatures by up to 80 degrees, making them incredibly energy-efficient.
When asked how the search for sustainability and energy independence impacted his life, Lamouranne responded, "The most important thing is questioning the status quo when it comes to your building. We have had the honor of working with the biggest names in New Orleans, such as our current projects at The New Orleans Fairgrounds, G.E, and Algiers Ferry Landing—setting the bar for other companies to follow. We love educating the public and setting the standard for exterior green building technology."
As the business continues to grow, GreenStar has been tasked with designing and installing multiple “green” roofing systems for The Sheraton Hotel of New Orleans to bring its downtown location up to the latest standards in green building efficiency, technology, and sustainable design.
“Green initiatives, such as Living and Cool Roof Systems, are exactly the kind of innovative ideas that help us meet our business, sustainability, and citizenship plans,” says Jim Cook, GM of Sheraton New Orleans.
5225 River Rd. / New Orleans, LA 70123 / (504) 874-4002 / greenstarcoatings.com