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LaHouse is a display of high-performance building practices to create more sustainable, resilient and healthy homes in the gulf region. The research-based facility is located on LSU's Baton Rouge campus and displays home-building techniques and solutions for Louisiana's unique climate. LaHouse is open weekdays from 10 am to 4:30 p.m. for self-guided tours or can be toured completely virtually.
Experience the Lahouse via virtual tour
ENERGY STAR® doors, windows and appliances have been independently tested and certified to meet strict energy-efficiency standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Recessed lighting is popular from a design perspective because it does not take up any additional ceiling space like a low-hanging light fixture does.
Having passive solar in a home means that windows are strategically placed to reduce energy costs by relying on the sun for light.
In the summer, the overhangs prevent excess sun and heat from entering the home. The lack of eastern and western-facing windows ensures that direct sunlight does not enter the home anytime and cause excess heating.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture