Duct and Envelope Testing.

Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Training and Certification

Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the current residential energy codes and report results for code compliance. LaHouse Resource Center is an authorized provider of the Southface Energy Institute training, exam and certification.

Find Certified Professionals.

Find Certified Professionals

The Gulf Region High Performance (GRHP) Home Professional (GRHP) designation was developed to recognize and identify professionals who completed a core educational program online and passed a test to verify knowledge of Best Building Practices for the Gulf Region and Wind Resistant Construction.

HVAC for Home Performance workshop.

HVAC for Home Performance workshop

In this 3-day workshop, you’ll gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods and alternatives; how energy-efficient homes impact Manual J, D and S or H HVAC design; and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code provisions.

Keep It Dry.

Keep It Dry: Moisture Control Flaws and Fixes

(In our wet climate and flood-prone region, keeping a wood frame house dry is the single most important factor for durability, to prevent mold, and for customer satisfaction. Yet, the more energy-efficient the house, the more important and challenging it is to keep it dry and prevent a common and costly source of call-backs.)

Lead Certified Renovator Training.

Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)

All firms that perform renovation, repair or painting work that disturb lead-based paint in housing and other child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required to be certified. (Child-occupied facilities are those where children under age six are present on a regular basis.) The RRP rule applies to all interior projects involving more than 6 square feet, exterior projects of more than 20 square feet and all window replacement, maintenance or repair.

Mold Control and Remediation Training.

Mold Control and Remediation Training

This 3-day course provides technicians and contractors with the information and method training needed to successfully perform safe and effective mold remediation -- with the goals of restoring and maintaining a healthy indoor environment and property protection. The course will cover industry standards and procedures as well as provide participants with a working knowledge of mold characteristics, moisture dynamics and building science principles that are crucial to both mold removal and control.

LaHouse Seasonal Saturday Open House.

LaHouse Seasonal Saturday Open House

Building professionals and members of the public can attend seasonal open houses to speak with LaHouse extension staff and explore LaHouse.

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