Below are related links to resources specifically for New Orleans, Louisiana, and other hot-humid climates on building with energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Learn more about deployment efforts in New Orleans.
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.
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.
Information on residential, commercial, and public-sector energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative transportation rebates and grants in Louisiana.
The Energy Smart program offers residential energy audits and cash rebates for customers who invest in qualifying energy efficiency improvements for their homes in New Orleans.
Green Coast Enterprises
Green Coast Enterprises develops real estate and is focused on urban areas in need of community renewal located in the Southeastern United States, including New Orleans.
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.
Green Power Options
Green power (i.e., purchased power generated by renewable energy sources) purchasing options in Louisiana.
International Resilience Center
The city of New Orleans Local Development Authority is redeveloping the former Naval Support Authority New Orleans "East Bank" facility into the International Resilience Center, which will serve to centralize federal, state and local agencies associated with disaster recovery. The Center will also serve as one part of the long-term strategy to promote New Orleans as the epicenter for the disaster management and resilience industry.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Total Community Action's energy assistance program that provides eligible low-income households in New Orleans with help paying their utility bills.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, and affordable homes.
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Information for residents and businesses about purchasing vacant or blighted properties and redeveloping neighborhoods in an energy-efficient way, making them more accessible to returning residents.
Project Home Again
Information about a New Orleans project that allows families that are unable to return to damaged homes to exchange their old house or vacant lot for a new Project Home Again home.
Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption
Renewable energy property tax exemption for Louisiana provided by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.
Solar Power NOLA
The Solar Power NOLA program works to accelerate the adoption of solar power in the city of New Orleans by reducing barriers to adoption, stimulate the supply of solar power, and train the growing solar power workforce.