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Publications on High-Performance Homes

Find publications from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy into homes.

Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana (2-pager)
This 2-page fact sheet highlights New Orleans homebuilder Green Coast Enterprises' and the Project Home Again community-scale residential building project.

Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana (4-pager)
This four-page case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again.

Builders Challenge Technology Information Packages - Hot-Humid Climate: New Orleans
This brochure features tips on building homes that provide substantial reductions in energy use and home-owner utility bills and recognizes the best practices for quality, comfort, health, and safety in the market.

Climate-Specific Publications
DOE's Building America program provides information, case studies, and a Best Practices handbook for residential projects by climate zone.

From Tragedy to Triumph - Resources for Rebuilding Green after Disaster
This fact sheet offers resources for builders and architects to rebuild homes, businesses, and public buildings with energy efficiency and renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal.

Own Your Power
This DOE consumer guide provides information about considering solar electricity for your business, home, farm, or ranch.

Rebuilding After Disaster: Going Green from the Ground Up
This how-to guide for community leaders describes ways to turn a disaster into an opportunity to rebuild with greener energy technologies, and covers topics such as the importance of energy, options for communities, instructions for developing an energy plan, and other considerations.

Rebuilding Green Homes After Disaster
This brochure provides information about the benefits of green homes, a checklist of energy efficient and sustainable features, a list of resources, and examples of high-performance homes in Greensburg, Kansas.