Technology Assessment Division
Residential Energy Programs
- Quick Notes on Residential Energy Efficiency
Booklet based on series of workshops that provide information to the homeowner about energy efficiency. (pdf 11.6 MB)
- Entergy ENsight, an online source for energy information
Entergy provides tips to help their customers safely and effectively manage their energy usage. Entergy offers a helpful calculator for estimates of energy use costs. Entergy ENsight Residential Calculator This is aimed at Entergy Gulf States Louisiana Inc. and Entergy Louisiana, Inc. customers.
- Louisiana Builders' Guide
a Guide to Energy Efficient Homes - May 2010 Edition
A guide to key elements of energy efficient construction that saves money, improves indoor air quality, enhances comfort, prevents moisture problems, and increases the long term durability of the building.
- Manual for the Environmental & Climatic Responsive Restoration and Renovation of Older Houses in Louisiana
A guide to energy conservation in buildings that are part of our architectural and cultural heritage in Louisiana. (pdf 14.2 MB)
- TAD Energy Rated Homes
Evaluation and rating of energy efficiency of homes
- Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO)
Cash payments for energy efficiency
- Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)
Energy loans for energy improvements
- Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction
Technical Fact Sheet Series - FEMA August 2005
- Home Design and Construction Portal
This site was created for people who are rebuilding or restoring their homes following a hurricane. Though designed as a tool for participants in the Road Home program, it can be a valuable resource for anyone planning a building, restoration, renovation or remodeling project in Louisiana. The information was developed jointly by the LSU AgCenter, Tulane City Center and UNO-CHART.
- Rebuilding your Flooded Home
Guidelines for Incorporating Energy Efficiency - DOE May 1994
- Code College
Addresses the building and energy code and building science training needs of the building industry. Industry-sponsored online training from national experts. “Online Jobsite” approach available 24/7 for the convenience of the building professional.
- DNR's Energy Codes web page
- LaHouse: Louisiana House - Home & Landscape Resource Center
Department of Natural Resources is a key partner in LaHouse. The project provides demonstration, training, and planning expertise on sustainability, energy efficiency, and other environmentally sound features
- Radiant Barrier / Insulation Demonstration Project
Demonstrating relative performance of insulation verses radiant barrier systems. (pdf 1.01 MB)
- Radiant Barrier Fact Sheet - Oakridge National Laboratory
- Quality Control Inspection of Homes with Thermal Imaging
A report showing a sampling of thermal images collected during a study of construction quality of homes built recently in the five most populous parishes of Louisiana. (pdf 3.04 MB)
- Cost Due to Duct Leakage; Return Duct Leakage vs. Supply Duct Leakage; and Sealing Energy Ductwork Thereby Reducing Energy Usage in Existing Residential Buildings: Final Report
- USDOE - Energy Savers
Information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant
- EEM - Energy Efficient Mortgages
Fannie Mae provides information on how to get mortgages to purchase an energy efficient home.
- Mortgage Calculator
This resource features several financial calculators courtesy of MortgageLoan.com.
- Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator
Answer questions to find out how much your refrigerator or freezer costs to operate in energy and money and how much you can save with an ENERGY STAR replacement.