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Chris Prelitz

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Nationality  United States
Known for  Sustainable Design
Name  Chris Prelitz

Full Name  Paul Christopher Prelitz
Occupation  Sustainability Consultant, author, designer
Residence  Laguna Beach, California, United States

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'"Christopher Prelitz" (born 1956) is an author, sustainability consultant, and Founder of Prelitz Design + Build, based in Laguna Beach, Ca.


Author, "'Green Made Easy: The Everyday Guide for Transitioning to a Green Lifestyle was published by Hay House in April, 2009.

Mr Prelitz has co-founded the Orange County Green Chamber, Transition Laguna Beach, the 10th Transition Town in the U.S., and CASBA, The California Straw Bulders Organization, a California NGO responsible for California code and DOE adoption of strawbale construction. Mr. Prelitz built the first permitted solar powered residence in Southern California in 1993.

Early life

Paul Christopher Prelitz was born in 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee, the oldest of 6 siblings. Son of Paul Philip Prelitz, an ocean and aerospace engineer and a mother of Native American Mississippi Choctaw descent.

Prelitz holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fullerton, and is a graduate of Duke University's Environmental Leadership program.

Mr. Prelitz worked in the Art and Entertainment departments of Disney Corporation, Anaheim California.


  • President and Co-founder of "Transition Laguna Beach", the 10th U.S Transition Town.
  • Chair, City of Laguna Beach Environmental Committee, 2009 - 2012
  • Board of Directors of the Eos Institute, publishers of Earthword, the first U.S. journal on sustainability.
  • Past president and present board member, Orange County Green Chamber
  • Publications

  • Green Made Easy: The Everyday Guide for Transitioning to a Green Lifestyle (2009)
  • The Hybrid House: Designing with Sun, Wind, Water and Earth (2010)
  • Interview, Interview with Chris Prelitz By Terence Loose, August 2008 [5] [6]
  • Home, Green Home Riviera Magazine 2006, By Kersten Wehde, Photos by Geoff Ragatz [7]
  • References

    Chris Prelitz Wikipedia

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