Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Southwest Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Energy Best Management Practices
pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

pdf Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

pdf 15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

pdf Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

pdf Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

pdf Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

pdf Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

pdf Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

pdf Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

pdf Backyard Composting - Wastes to Resources
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Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in this helpful guide to composting

pdf Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
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Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened.

pdf Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
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A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively. Mold begins to grow on materials that stay wet longer than two or three days.

pdf U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 Green Building

   
Articles on Green Building
What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

pdf Louisiana Developer Green Building Guide
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This guide offers both an explanation of green building concepts and strategies and a breakdown of the recently adopted green building section of Louisiana’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), as drafted by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA).

Green Building Organizations & Professionals
There are 34 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Architects
Abell Crozier & Davis Architects
- Lafayette, LA
Ackal Architects
- Lafayette, LA
Angelle Architects
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Barras Architects
Robert E. Barras - Lafayette, LA
Barras Architects
Shannon Barras - Lafayette, LA
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Margaret 'Peggy' Landry
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
S. E. Huey Co.
- Monroe, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Green Building Professionals
Anderson Home Builders
David Anderson - Carencro, LA
Brad Reese, LEED AP BD+C
MAPP Construction - New Orleans, LA
Brian Parker, LEED GA
MAPP Construction - Business Unit Leader - New Orleans, LA
Chris Ledet Homes Ltd.
Chris Ledet - Thibodaux, LA
Christian Generes, LEED AP
Landis Construction LLC - Vice President, Preconstruction - New Orleans, LA
Dana Brown & Associates
- New Orleans, LA
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
MAPP Construction
Beau Wolfe - Baton Rouge, LA
McDonnel Group, LLC
- Metairie, LA
McInnis Brothers Construction
Minden Office - Minden, LA
OceanSafe
Amber Guidry - Administrative Coordinator - New Orleans, LA
US Green Building Council, Louisiana Chapter
Shannon Stage - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Chase Long
- Lafayette, LA
Debbie Banks
- Leonville, LA
Karen Dillard
- Houma, LA
Leverence Bourgeois
- Gray, LA
Mike Thibodeaux
- New Iberia, LA

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
Articles on Renewable - Alternative Energy
Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

pdf Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

pdf Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

pdf Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

pdf Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

pdf Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

pdf Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

pdf Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

pdf Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

pdf Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
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A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

Find Biodiesel In Your Area
National Biodiesel Board Member Plant Maps

This map represents the physical locations where our members plants are located. Contact our member plants for service areas or product availability.

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

pdf Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

pdf A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

pdf Louisiana Developer Green Building Guide
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This guide offers both an explanation of green building concepts and strategies and a breakdown of the recently adopted green building section of Louisiana’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), as drafted by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA).

Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals
There are 53 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
Effective Solar Products, L.L.C.
- Lockport, LA
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Survival Unlimited LLC
Sandy Picou - Gonzales, LA
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
CFL Disposal sites
Home Depot Broussard #389
- Broussard, LA
Home Depot Houma #371
Chris E. Creath - Houma, LA
Home Depot Lafayette #360
Quiana L. Harris - Lafayette, LA
Home Depot Lafayette #360
Quiana L. Harris - Lafayette, LA
Home Depot Lake Charles #363
Jolicia L. Brumfield - Lake Charles, LA
Home Depot N Lafayette #376
Michael G. Davidson - Lafayette, LA
Home Depot N Lafayette #376
Michael G. Davidson - Lafayette, LA
Lowes Abbeville
- Abbeville, LA
Lowes Crowley
- Crowley, LA
Lowes Houma
- Houma, LA
Lowes Lafayette
- Lafayette, LA
Lowes Lake Charles
- Lake Charles, LA
Lowes N. Lafayette
- Lafayette, LA
Lowes New Iberia
- New Iberia, LA
Lowes Opelousas
- Opelousas, LA
Lowes Sulphur
- Sulphur, LA
Lowes Thibodaux
- Thibodaux, LA
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Louisiana Public Service Commission
- Baton Rouge, LA
Natures Hardware LLC
- Beaverton, OR
The Green Project
Christal White - Director of Development, Marketing & Media - New Orleans, LA
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
Louisiana Rural Water Association
- Kinder, LA
Owens Manufacturing and Specialty Co., Inc
- Lafayette, LA
 

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
'Provocative' RIG eco-lodge designed to conserve Louisiana's vanishing marshes - Inhabitat
7/25/2017 10:37:56 AM
'Provocative' RIG eco-lodge designed to conserve Louisiana's vanishing marshes Inhabitat The Louisiana Coastal Marsh loses a football-field-size of land every hour. Architect Robert Obier, who was raised in Louisiana , designed an eco-lodge for volunteers who want to help with restoration efforts as local groups – and even oil and gas ...

This Louisiana craft beer pioneer 'went green' long before it was cool - Inhabitat
6/21/2017 10:28:13 AM
This Louisiana craft beer pioneer 'went green' long before it was cool Inhabitat Abita Brewing Company has been a tastemaker since 1986, both in terms of craft beer – you've probably sipped their Purple Haze – and in sustainability. Before Heinekin opened a carbon neutral brewery or Sierra Nevada installed a Tesla Powerpack system ...

Brown Builders partners with Karl Malone to break ground on new luxury apartment homes in Ruston - KTBS
3/22/2017 3:57:40 PM
Brown Builders partners with Karl Malone to break ground on new luxury apartment homes in Ruston KTBS Brown Builders, a Louisiana builder since 1971, has teamed with former NBA star Karl Malone and other investors to build Ruston's newest luxury apartment homes, North Village Plaza Apartments. Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards were ...

Google's Plan To Make Our Buildings Less Poisonous - Co.Design (blog)
2/6/2017 7:29:00 AM
Co.Design (blog) Google's Plan To Make Our Buildings Less Poisonous Co.Design (blog) Seeing the environmental degradation wrought by the chemical industry in southern Louisiana –which produces over a quarter of the country's petrochemicals, which are used in everything from flooring to footballs–as well as the devastating health impacts ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Southern Company, Kinder Morgan enter Southern Natural Gas Pipeline strategic venture - PennEnergy
7/11/2016 2:27:16 PM
PennEnergy Southern Company, Kinder Morgan enter Southern Natural Gas Pipeline strategic venture PennEnergy SNG is a 7,600-mile pipeline system connecting natural gas supply basins in Texas, Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico to markets in Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. SNG is a principal ... and more »