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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.
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
List of donors to LaHouse project.
These links lead to a plethora of information on the latest construction technology.
The key allies are essential to achieving the project goals.
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!
3-day course provides building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.
Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes.
Charter Diamond, Platinum and Gold Key Contributors to LaHouse capital campaign may select and permanently dedicate a room or feature as an exclusive recognition opportunity (while available).
Does your home measure up?
Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks.
LaHouse is open to walk-in visitors Monday through Friday and has seasonal Saturday Open House events.
Since the inception of the idea for Louisiana House, landscape and horticulture features have been an integral part of the project.
Four-In-One House Construction Plans
The LaHouse address, phone number, staff, issue leaders, and the professional contractors and consultants involved in its original design or construction.
LaHouse welcomes your next meeting or event and offers one-of-a-kind amenities.
(01/17/18) Recent unusually cold weather across Louisiana is likely to result in higher utility bills.
(Video 01/24/18) This winter has brought record cold temperatures, and it is still not over.
Frequently asked questions about flooded home restoration, and science based answers to help owners and contractors make informed decisions.
Rising energy prices, ﬂoods and hurricanes happen, but they don’t have to bust your budget.
Healthy Beginnings for Your Baby is a 6 part series of classes provided for pregnant women or parents of infants.
Don't miss the fun at State Fair of Louisiana by entering your canned goods or crafts for chances to win cash prices. Many exciting things to do at the fair!
Guidelines to help you safely and effectively clean and restore your damaged home.
If you’re ready to make improvements or need to make repairs to your home’s exterior, why not make hurricane-ready upgrades to the exterior?
This fact sheet has frequently asked questions about heartworm disease in dogs.
This fact sheet provides information about the disease Brucellosis in dogs.
This fact sheet discusses common heat-related illnesses in pets and how to prevent them.
This publication is a summary of a study of the subfloor moisture levels of south Louisiana raised foundation homes with six different insulation systems.
(07/05/17) With the 2017 hurricane season underway, LaHouse will highlight resilient home solutions at an open house on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
The capacity of forage plants to grow satisfactorily in salty conditions depends on several interrelated factors.
Key guidelines to help you safely and effectively clean and restore your storm-damaged home.
Seminar and tour about common causes of moisture problems and best practices in home construction to keep it dry.
(06/06/17) Hurricane season started June 1, and while Louisiana doesn’t often see storms this early in the season, it is important to be prepared.
A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively.This fact sheet provides do-it-yourself mold cleanup steps.Pub 2949-B
(01/06/17) June 1 marked the beginning of the second annual National Healthy Homes Month, designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
It’s time to pull out your family disaster plan. Even if you don’t have one, there are still things you can do!
If your family has a plan for what you’d do in case of a hurricane or other disaster, now is the time to pull it out and review it. If you don’t, there’s still time to write your plan, LSU AgCenter disaster preparedness specialist Pat Skinner says.
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.
One Saturday each season, LaHouse opens its doors outside its normal weekday operating hours and has experts on hand to answer questions.
Farm animals can carry germs that make people sick, but some simple precautions can keep our kids healthy.
Storms can bring high winds, heavy rains and lightning strikes that cause trees to lose branches, split, break and uproot. Find out what to do after a storm and before the next storm approaches. (PDF Format Only)
Helping our children learn to structure their days can make it easier for everyone to get things done and make our time together more enjoyable.
A directory of flood and wind resistance information and activities for kids. Includes links to 4-H mitigation programs conducted by the State 4-H A-TEAM (Adaptation Team).
Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened. If you have or suspect a mold problem in your home, this fact sheet will help you make well-informed decisions about how to fix the problem and prevent its return.