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Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)
Contractors are required to be lead-certified for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning. Are you ready?

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.

Flood Recovery Information
Flooded house

From this page, you will be able to access information on a variety of issues related to flood recovery.

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
building
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, sprial-bound book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Be Aware of Your Indoor Air
indoor air pollution
Did you know the air inside buildings is nearly always more polluted than outside air? Learn the types of indoor air pollution and what you can do. (PDF Format Only)
LaHouse Home & Landscape Resource Center: Flood, Wind and Water Resistance Features Used in Building LaHouse
LaHouse
LaHouse is a showcase for best practices and code-plus construction. Its flood- and wind-resistance features meet or exceed the criteria of the Fortified for Safer Living program of the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). LaHouse showcases multiple solutions across a range of price points, integrating durability with other goals of sustainability: resource efficient, healthy, practical and convenient. (PDF Format Only)
Insulating Raised Floors in Hot, Humid Climates
insulating raised floors
This summary of a study of the subfloor moisture levels of south Louisiana, raised-foundation homes with six different insulation systems includes the resulting recommendations – all intended to help homeowners, builders, architects, insulation contractors, home inspectors and others balance energy efficiency, comfort and durability issues.
About the Portal Infosheet
About the Portal Info Sheet
Evolution of the floodmaps portal
Health Opportunities in Energy Audits and Upgrades workshop
Learn about strategies for combining healthy home and energy efficiency work for more of a "one-touch" home improvement approach.
FloodMaps Summary of Features
FloodMaps Features Summary
Summary of FloodMaps features, sized to print f/b on legal-sized paper. 3.5 Mg PDF
Spray Foam, Unvented Attics, HVAC and Moisture Insights
Spray Foam, Attics, HVAC and Moisture slide thumbnail
Slides of a presentation developed to provide insight into the interactions of spray foam insulation, unvented attics, HVAC and moisture in homes -- to achieve high energy-efficiency and comfort without creating moisture problems and health hazards.
FloodMaps Graphics
FloodMaps Icon 1024px sq
Images for use with LSU AgCenter FloodMaps Portal
Build Safer, Stronger, Smarter
practical durable healthy convenient resource-efficient