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1 From Vision to Reality Ribbon Cutting July 9, 2008

2 250 Supporters Celebrated

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4 It’s not about building a home of the future… it’s about shaping the future with homes that: Are beautiful, marketable AND Keep comfort affordable while helping America achieve energy independence Save $, time, grief by preventing damage & loss Provide healthy, safe living for all ages Protect our environment Benefit our communities and nation

5 Showcase of Solutions 4 high performance building systems 4 HP foundation systems 10 types of windows, doors 3 HVAC systems 5 attic treatments 5 moisture mngt. sytems Fortified for safer living DOE Building America Energy Star Healthy Home / IAQ Green Building Universal Design

6 We began in 2004, then came… KatrinaRita

7 In mid-construction for Katrina and Rita, ironically at the perfect stage …

8 Open House Oct – 2007 Est toured

9 LaHouse Hurricane Resistance Tours, Brochure, Events

10 LaHouse Ed. Events & Media since Katrina Est toured LaHouse Est toured LaHouse 29 national, 50 local mass media features 29 national, 50 local mass media features 200+ live educational events, presentations, etc. reached > 15, live educational events, presentations, etc. reached > 15,000 20,000 obtained Building Your La. House Homeowners Guides 20,000 obtained Building Your La. House Homeowners Guides 100,000 + obtained related publications 100,000 + obtained related publications

11 > 1200 building professionals, 5 states

12 Since 4/06 4 million hits 1.6 million page views (avg. 2000/day) 47,787 unique visitors

13 Newly updated edition of Building Your HP Home in online articles

14 FREE Online Video Library

15 Open House free preview days Each Wed. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 135 visitors first week! Full Service Operations in fall Extended hours, educational signage, tour brochures, guided tours, cut-aways, furnishings, NEW guidebook, master LaHouse docents, consumer seminars, more… What’s next?

16 CEU Courses Keep It Dry Hurricane Resistant Construction, Improvements Best Building Practices for the Gulf Region Healthy Home Improvements Building Green in All the Right Places (coming soon)

17 Learn from foremost experts available 24/7 FREE through 2009

18 NEW by popular demand GHRP Home Professionals will be named on

19 New Research collaborations Moisture Performance of Insulated Raised Floor Systems in Southern La. – led by USDA National Forest Products Lab USDOE Building America Program High Performance Home Case Studies - Including drainable, dryable wood frame systems in affordable homes LSU Sustainable Housing Research Laboratory of LSU Construction Management Performance Monitoring of LaHouse building systems by Florida Solar Energy Center

20 As we shape our homes… we shape our future. LaHouse Builder : Roy Domangue LaHouse Chair: Dr. Claudette Reichel


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