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Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)
Find a Lead-Safe Certified Contractor

Contractors are required to maintain Lead-Safe certification for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning!

LaHouse Resource Center
Exhibit room

A research-based showcase of solutions and educational programs to help you shape the future with homes that offer MORE benefits with LESS ....

My House, My Home
My House Family

Whenever you build, remodel or buy a home, you have the power of choice. Use this science-based guide to take control of your investment and enjoy a high-performance home that offers so much more than shelter and style alone.

Termite Resistance
Steel Mesh Termite Barrier

Use multiple methods to make your home resistant to damage from termites, especially Formosan subterranean termites, and other wood-destroying insects. Since basic controls and most state approved stand-alone treatments are not fool-proof, it’s wise to invest in a second line of defense or even a totally termite-resistant structure. Click here to find out how to make your home resistant to termites.

Flood Hazards in Louisiana
Louisiana floods - from excess rain and poor drainage; from overflow of rivers, streams and bayous; from drainage channels backing-up; from storm surge; from levee failures.
Flood Recovery Information
Flooded house
From this page, you will be able to access information on a variety of issues related to flood recovery.
Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor
mold remediation contractor
Hiring a qualified contractor for mold remediation is not required but generally is safer and more effective than a "do-it-yourself" approach because of the use of specialized equipment. In either case, you should carefully follow safety precautions to reduce exposure to mold. This publication provides guidance on safe and effective mold remediation practices and how to select a qualified remediation professional. (PDF Format only)
DET and HVAC certified verifiers
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
Solar Power for Your Home: A Consumer's Guide
solar power
Are you thinking about adding a solar energy system to your home to generate electricity? If so, this consumer guide will help you explore various options, ask important questions and make a well-informed decision. (PDF Format Only)
FloodMaps Summary and Guide
Includes features and step-by-step instructions for using the FloodMaps Portal
HVAC for Home Performance workshop
Leak testing HVAC system
As the energy-efficiency bar rises, the margin for error shrinks. Join this 3-day workshop to gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods for HVAC design and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code duct tightness provisions. This course also includes Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) verifier training and certification.
Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Verifier certification class
Duct leakage test equipment
This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Southface Energy Institute certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 residential energy codes. LaHouse Resource Center is an authorized provider of the Southface training, exam and certification.
Wood Chair Safety
typical four leg wood chair
This article explains how accidents occur with wood chairs.
Building Your High-Performance Home -- Gulf Region Homeowners Guide
This guide provides details on creating a home that keeps comfort affordable with high energy efficiency; is protected from mold, termites, storms, floods and other hazards; is healthy, safe and convenient for a lifetime; is a smart investment that pays dividends; and protects our environment for future generations. Cost: $15 plus tax and shipping. You can order this 88-page, spiral-bound book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter
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