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LaHouse Resource Center



LaHouse Resource Center, located on Gourrier Avenue next to the LSU Golf Course, is a not so hidden gem showcasing solutions for sustainability. LaHouse is a permanent sustainable housing educational exhibit, attraction and outreach program of the LSU AgCenter, funded largely by gifts and donations from more than 250 supporters. It was created to provide a one-stop source of research-based information on here-and-now solutions to the challenges of the gulf region climate, natural hazards and environment – from low-cost to premium options.


LaHouse was strategically designed to demonstrate five integrated benefits – resource-efficient, durable, healthy, convenient and practical – its criteria of sustainability, and standard for a “high performance” home and landscape.  






Sustainable Building Standards 



The State of Louisiana, Division of Administration requires that each Major Facility Project must be designed and constructed to meet sustainable building standards.  In order to achieve the required sustainable building standards, each major facility project shall be designed and constructed to earn at least 25 points as described on the FP&C Environmental Building Rating System Checklist which references ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2009.  The total of 25 points must include at least 2 points from Section 6 - Water Use Efficiency and at least 6 points from Section 7 - Energy Efficiency.




LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design



LEED is an internationally recognized mark of excellence.  LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.  LSU currently has two LEED buildings under design: Hilltop Arboretum and New Residential Hall.







Students Involved in Green Building, read more


Green building design resource, A Sustainable Design Syllabus from BuildingGreen