Green Building Resources
Read our newly released Lousiana Developer Green Building Guide.
Green buildings lower energy costs and create healthier homes. High
performance homes, schools, and buildings also help create more jobs, are
smart solutions to global warming, and many other benefits. For example,
repeated studies have shown that test scores improve 20% to 26% for students
in high performance schools and classrooms.
There are many things that individuals can do to green their home, or
consider when remodeling or constructing a new building. To create a
healthier home and take action today, click below on the topic that
interests you to learn more.
Ten Tips for Greening Your Home [html] [pdf]
Energy Saving tips you can implement today
What is a Green Building? [html] [pdf]
Learn about the basic 5 principles of green building
Why Build Green? [html] [pdf]
Save money, Improve your health, Protect the environment
What Makes a Building Material Green? [html] [pdf]
Energy & water savings, Reduced environmental Impact, Healthier indoor
air. Also learn about green certification programs.
The Benefits of Building Green [html] [pdf]
Read about the economic and environmental advantages for families,
communities, and the entire planet
Top 20 No- or Low-Cost Green Building Strategies [html] [pdf]
Ready to build or remodel--here's a simple list of green tips
Eco Glossary [html] [pdf]
Definiitions for Green Building Principles
Green Building Options [html] [pdf]
From windows to roofing to greener appliances, see what a green redesign
Competition Flyer [pdf]
Overview of Sustainable Design Competition