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(06/08/18) Ten years ago, the LSU AgCenter opened LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center, a permanent, high-performance housing educational exhibit.
3-day course provides building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.
Portal to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Indicates the age of the Effective FIRM, and shows parishes that have new flood risk information available.
If you have a problem with rising water, there are six approaches you can take to preventing damage in future floods: elevate the building, block the water in the yard, seal the building, use materials that water won't hurt, and elevate appliances and systems.
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!
Provides links to one-page documents with instructions of examples of using the new FloodMaps portal.
LaHouse is open to walk-in visitors Monday through Friday and has seasonal Saturday Open House events.
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seminar and tour about common causes of moisture problems and best practices in home construction to keep it dry.
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.
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.
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.