The 2023 growing and production season will likely go down as one of the driest and hottest seasons ever experienced.
Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes.
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!
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
This edition of the blog has information on common indoor air pollutants and simple strategies to keep indoor air clean.
(08/11/23) LaHouse to receive $300,000 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture for resilience education.
During this activity, students explore the benefits of flood mitigation techniques to prevent damage.
This research paper presents a comparative analysis of different residential foundation types based on their material quantities and costs.
This study proposes a systematic approach to predict flood risk for a single-family home using average annual loss (AAL).
(06/22/23) LSU AgCenter's LaHouse Research and Education Center will host its first Saturday open house since 2019 on Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LaHouse Resource Center is located at the southwest edge of the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is on Gourrier Lane, between Nicholson Drive and River Road, across from Alex Box Baseball Stadium and adjacent the LSU golf course.
A water managed stucco system prevents moisture problems for the home.
This activity shows students the benefits and savings of energy saving techniques.
This activity will help kids understand the importance of safely handling toxic chemicals that are kept in the home.
This activity helps students understand how energy can be conserved by designing a home to maximize sunlight during the day.
This activity allows students to see the benefits of building a home to be resistant to wind and flood.
Wind is one of the deadliest and most expensive hazards in the United States, with hurricane winds causing $3.8 billion in annual losses on average.
This study presents a new web-based, decision-making tool called FloodSafeHome.
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the State of Louisiana received federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance.
FEMA modeled localized flood grids are useful in characterizing flood hazards for properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
3-day course provides building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.
The finishes in the bathroom are all easy to maintain and resistant to mold growth , which is very common in bathrooms.
All of the faucets have a Water Sense designation which means they use significantly less water without sacrificing performance.
An Energy Star rated exhaust fan, light and heater in the bathroom saves money on energy spending without sacrificing performance or comfot.
This window is protected by a bahama shutter than closes and functions as an impact-rated hurricane shutter in bad weather.
The hall bathroom is designed to ensure people that use a wheelchair or have limited mobility can access all parts of the home.
The finishes used in LaHouse are all non toxic and do not off gas harmful materials.
The majority of the furniture in lahouse is made of recycled material and made to resist dust and dirt.
Certain light fixtures and bulbs used within LaHouse can save significant energy compared to traditional models.
This fireplace is designed to give the aesthetic appeal of a traditional fireplace without sacrificing heat during the winter.
The ductwork layout and design in lahouse is designed to reduce energy costs without sacrificing the comfort.
Energy Star doors and windows help keep the indoor temperature comfortable without straining your HVAC system.
LaHouse displays three different building systems that can help dave energy and strengthen a home during a hurricane.
These shutters provide the curbside appeal of plantation shutters and can also be closed to protect windows form debris.
Maintaining 5 feet between your home and any wood protects it from termites and can also ensures flammable material is not near the home in the event of a fire.
This porch screen system provides protection from wind-borne debris as well as shade during the summer months.
Resilient building techniques help protect the home from high-speed winds that are common in Louisiana.
The finishes in the garage are nontoxic in the event they are water damaged.
Energy efficient lighting can save significantly on energy savings as bulbs last longer and use less energy.
A programmable thermostat saves energy by preventing excessive heating or cooling.
Reinforced garage doors protect the garage from high speed winds.
Adequate storage and a durable countertop provides adequate storage space in the garage.
These windows are impact resistant to provide protection from wind borne debris.
This closet is stacked directly on top of the hall closet on the first floor to install an in-home elevator.
Attic baffles are air passageways that let air move up to your attic from exterior soffit vents.
A dual fueled heat pump brings air below the ground to heat the home in the winter without high heat bills
Railings on both sides of the staircase provide safety and stability on the stairs.
PEX flexible water pipes are used because they are more durable against cracking and are easier to repair.
The closet interiors are made of recycled material and use energy efficient lighting.
The closet storage shelves and systems are revocable and adjustable to fit individual storage needs.
The primary bedroom closet is also a storm shelter. This room has its own walls and ceiling, separate from the rest of the home, to protect it in high wind.
A well-balanced HVAC system ensures the ducts are efficiently laid out, so no treated air is wasted.
The doorways in the primary bedroom are wide enough to a wheelchair or walker and other features like low light swift make the room more accessible.
Laminated glass prevents glass from shattering in the event debris hits the window, and insulated metal doors keep outdoor temperatures out of the home.
Pecan wood is a good option for hard wood floors as it is very durable and not prone to denting or scrating.
The vanities have varying heights and are raised off of the floor to ensure someone who uses a wheelchair can use the mirror and access all parts of the counter
This toilet uses significantly less water to flush compared to traditional models.
There is no lip around the shower to allow for easy entrance for people using a wheelchair or assistive device. Grab bars provide stability to prevent falls.
The primary bathroom finishes are mold and stain resistant.
The bathroom is designed to ensure a wheelchair can do a full rotation and access all parts of the bathroom.
This vanity has ample space under the counter to fit a wheelchair foot plate.
The exhaust fan in the primary bathroom is energy efficient and ultra-quiet. It can also be set on a timer to prevent running the fan for too long.
This glass is impact-rated to be durable against debris.