Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.83
Liaison Sarah Temple
Submission Date Oct. 18, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Louisiana State University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Denise Newell
Manager, Campus Sustainability
LSU Facility Services
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

LaHouse Resource Center is a not so hidden gem showcasing solutions for sustainability. LaHouse is a 5,000 square foot 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.

The “green interiors” was a gradual process that continued until last year. Also, about a year ago, we added two kinds of PV systems on LaHouse, a monocrystaline module and a thin film.

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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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