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Solar Power for Your Home: A Consumer's Guide
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Are you thinking about adding a solar energy system to your home to generate electricity? If so, this consumer guide will help you explore various options, ask important questions and make a well-informed decision. (PDF Format Only)

Mold Control and Remediation Training
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24-hour course provides information, building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.

LaHouse Resource Center
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A research-based showcase of solutions and educational programs to help you shape the future with homes that offer MORE benefits with LESS ....

My House, My Home
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Whenever you build, remodel or buy a home, you have the power of choice. Use this science-based guide to take control of your investment and enjoy a high-performance home that offers so much more than shelter and style alone.

Hiring a Mold Remediation Contractor [Image: mold remediation contractor]
Hiring a qualified contractor for mold remediation is not required but generally is safer and more effective than a "do-it-yourself" approach because of the use of specialized equipment. In either case, you should carefully follow safety precautions to reduce exposure to mold. This publication provides guidance on safe and effective mold remediation practices and how to select a qualified remediation professional. (PDF Format only)
DET and HVAC certified verifiers
List of Southface-LaHouse Certified Duct and Envelop Testing (DET) Verifiers and those who also completed HVAC for High Performance course.
HVAC for Home Performance workshop [Image: Leak testing HVAC system]
As the energy-efficiency bar rises, the margin for error shrinks. Join this 3-day workshop to gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods for HVAC design and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code duct tightness provisions. This course also includes Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) verifier training and certification.
Duct and Envelope Testing (DET) Verifier certification class [Image: Duct leakage test equipment]
This two-day course is designed to introduce the skills necessary to become a Southface Energy Institute certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes by the 2009 and 2012 residential energy codes. LaHouse Resource Center is an authorized provider of the Southface training, exam and certification.
Building Your High-Performance Home -- Gulf Region Homeowners Guide [Image: building]
This guide provides details on creating a home that keeps comfort affordable with high energy efficiency; is protected from mold, termites, storms, floods and other hazards; is healthy, safe and convenient for a lifetime; is a smart investment that pays dividends; and protects our environment for future generations. Cost: $15 plus tax and shipping. You can order this 88-page, spiral-bound book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
You Can Prevent Lead Poisoning [Image: lead screening]
Lead poisoning is very common. Millions of all ages are affected every year. What is lead and how is it used? Where is lead found? How can my child get lead poisoning? Why is lead poisoning so dangerous? Should my child be tested for lead? Find these answers and more in this free publication. (PDF format only)
Be Aware of Your Indoor Air [Image: indoor air pollution]
Did you know the air inside buildings is nearly always more polluted than outside air? Learn the types of indoor air pollution and what you can do. (PDF Format Only)
Spray Foam, Unvented Attics, HVAC and Moisture Insights [Image: Spray Foam, Attics, HVAC and Moisture slide thumbnail]
Slides of a presentation developed to provide insight into the interactions of spray foam insulation, unvented attics, HVAC and moisture in homes -- to achieve high energy-efficiency and comfort without creating moisture problems and health hazards.
The LaHouse Landscape [Image: LaHouse landscaping]
The grounds of LaHouse include sustainable landscape features.
LaHouse Storm Shelter [Image: Storm shelter framing separate from house framing]
Construction components of the low-cost, impact-resistant storm shelter exhibited in the LaHouse master bedroom closet.