Find publications on deploying energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in New Orleans, in hot-humid climates, and when rebuilding after a natural disaster.
This DOE four-page case study describes Green Coast Enterprises efforts to rebuild hurricane-ravaged New Orleans through Project Home Again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) technical report provides an overview of the benefits, costs, and challenges of smart metering.
This NREL technical report outlines ideas for and potential impacts of various green building policies in New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.