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Publications on New Orleans, Louisiana

Find publications on deploying energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in New Orleans, in hot-humid climates, and when rebuilding after a natural disaster.

Builders Challenge High Performance Builder Spotlight: Green Coast Enterprises, New Orleans, Louisiana (4-pager)

This DOE 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 DOE 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.

Building a Durable and Energy Efficient Home in Post-Katrina New Orleans

This report from Building Science examines designing homes with key sustainability concepts, durability, and energy efficiency that can provide insurance to people in the event of a hurricane.

Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned

This case study presents the lessons learned from incorporating energy efficiency in the rebuilding and renovating of New Orleans K-12 schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Building Energy-Efficient Schools in New Orleans: Lessons Learned Summary

This summary presents the lessons learned at five schools in New Orleans that were rebuilt using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Designing and Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes

This article from the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings details a production builder's efforts to identify better wall systems to use in homes, which led to the development of a disaster-resistant housing solution for the southeastern United States.

Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools: Hot and Humid Climates

This DOE report outlines the high-performance principles and design guidelines for new or retrofit designs of K-12 schools in hot/humid climates like New Orleans.

Government Program Briefing: Smart Metering

This National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) technical report provides an overview of the benefits, costs, and challenges of smart metering.

Green Building Policy Options for New Orleans

This NREL technical report outlines ideas for and potential impacts of various green building policies in New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina.

Green Dream I

This case study from Building Science describes a joint project between Catholic Charities Archdiocese New Orleans' program Operation Helping Hands, the Louisiana House Project (LaHouse), and Building Science Corporation working with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America Program.

Green Dream II

This case study from Building Science describes construction of a high-performance home in New Orleans designed to withstand 130 mph winds and built with flood-recoverable materials.

Potential Next Steps for the New Orleans City Council Energy Efficiency Resolution

This NREL technical report provides details on the suggestions provided to the New Orleans Utility Committee for next steps related to the Energy Efficiency Resolution passed by the New Orleans City Council.

Rebuilding After Disaster: Going Green from the Ground Up

Based on DOE lessons learned from technical assistance provided to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Greensburg, Kansas, this document outlines steps for city leaders to follow that can be applicable to any community, not just those recovering from a natural disaster. Learn about reasons for going green, what it means to be a green community, and how to update your existing community plan.

Rising Above the Water: New Orleans Implements Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Practices Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

This fact sheet describes the technical assistance and energy policy analysis that DOE and NREL provided to New Orleans, Louisiana, which helped the city incorporate energy efficiency into its rebuilding efforts for K-12 schools and homes following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy Analysis

This NREL technical report highlights the efforts of the southeastern states, with technical assistance from DOE deployment programs, to move toward a clean energy economy. Learn about the clean energy resources in the region, policies and programs that states have implemented, and the resulting energy savings and clean energy production.

Steps to Developing the New Orleans Strategic Plan

This NREL presentation provides an overview of strategic energy planning, case studies, and suggested next steps for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy into rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana.