888 Camelia St, Garden District, Baton Rouge, LA $219,000
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2010
Going Up Going Green Groundbreaking
Shown in photo from left to right:
Pat Bell, Asc Parish Government, Glenda Shaheen, Asc Chamber Board, Bruce Cordova, APA, Richard Kleiner, SFPA, Gil Broussard, CRBA, Linda Evans, CRBA, Denise Emmons, CRBA, Sandy Scallan, Villar & Co Real Estate, Roy Domangue, Wooden Creations Homes, Tommy Martinez, Asc Parish President, Sherrie Despino, Asc Chamber, Johnny Berthelot, AEDC
see attached Press Release
Raised Home & Green Building Demonstration Project
Three new Louisiana-style homes are being constructed to the National Green Building Standards created by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC). This educational design effort is called “Going Up, Going Green.” Each home is designed and built as an example of one of three levels of Green Building Standards and energy efficiency.
The homes also demonstrate best practices for raised pier foundations, a popular architectural style in Louisiana and much of coastal Southeast United States. Currently, there is no prescriptive code for pier and beam foundations in the current International Residence Council (IRC). The Going Up, Going Green project will demonstrate cost and safety factors that may be used to develop uniform codes for the construction of homes on piers. These “field classrooms” will provide unique opportunities for training programs for the construction industry and other groups.
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Going Up, Going Green (GUGG) groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the site on Wed, June 9, 2010 at 9am.
Three Louisiana-style homes are being constructed in Gonzales as part of an educational demonstration project called “Going Up, Going Green.” Each home is designed and built as an example of one of three levels of the Green Building Standards created by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC). The homes also demonstrate best practices for raised pier foundations, a popular architectural style in Louisiana and much of coastal Southeast United States.
Currently, there is no prescriptive code for pier and beam foundations in the International Residence Code (IRC). The Going Up, Going Green project will demonstrate cost and safety factors that may be used to develop uniform codes for the construction of homes on piers. These “field classrooms” will provide unique opportunities for training programs for the construction industry and other groups and will help create an understanding of how to achieve greater energy and resource efficiency. The public will be invited to tour the three homes through a variety of scheduled training sessions and classes, as well as on free open house days. Special events and trainings can be arranged with the builder.
Southern Louisiana is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes and floods; therefore homes must be built to withstand these conditions. It is also imperative that construction efforts incorporate materials and designs that mutually benefit the environment and the homeowner. Best practices learned from this project will be submitted formally to the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCC) and the International Residential Code Council in hopes of improving standards and educational programming for members of the construction industry and other groups.
Additional project details
The LSU AgCenter has worked with builder Roy Domangue of Wooden Creations Homes and partners in the wood producs industry to develop the designs and select green building certification options. AgCenter educators will participate in some on-site educational programs. The full list of partners with Wooden Creations in this program are listed below:
Directions to the Demonstration ProjectThe Going Up, Going Green site is located in Gonzales, LA.Take I-10 south to Hwy 44 exit #179 (Gonzales\Burnside exit). Turn south on Hwy 44 , then left on LA Highway 941Go approximately 1 mile, homes are on the right side.Find a map and track the project progress by visiting the builder's web site Roy Domangue was the builder for the Louisiana House Home and Landscape Resource Center and has chaired both the Capital Region Builders Association and Louisiana Home Builders Association education committees.
Going Up, Going Green (GUGG) groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the site on Wed, June 9, at 9am.
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Executive Home (former parade home - has all the extras)
12009 CENTRAL PARK DR, Geismar, LA
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Upscale new subdivision in Prairieville with curb and gutter, underground utilities
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Green Building Project in south Louisiana (part of the CRBA (Capital Region Builders Association - Green Building Council)
What's Happening at CRBA
Green Building Program
By: Roy Domangue, CGP, CGB
Green Building Committee Chairman
Recently the Green Building Committee
officially became the CRBA Green
Building Council under the NAHB Green
Building Standards. The mission is to
help others attain and implement a higher
standard of performance in building or
remodeling. Some of the goals that were
set for our program are:
1. To learn how green is defined
2. To build a transportable building that
shares the message of building green.
The building can be used at the Habitat
Show, General Membership Meetings,
Remodelers Council Meetings, LSU
game day events, Earth Day, and any
other time where interested folks want to
3. We are preparing to build three
homes in Ascension Parish. Each home
will be built to one of the three levels of
Green per the NAHB Green Building
Standard. Value driven performance is
the key in selecting the products used to
attain the points needed for each level.
Once built, the homes will be used as
“Field Classrooms” for twelve months for
builders, remodelers, architects, designers,
realtors, mortgage lenders, & appraisers
to view the homes and see how the
products were used to meet the standard.
The Green Building Council will keep
you abreast of the latest changes the Feds
are pushing to increase energy efficiency
in new and existing homes.
We strongly encourage active participation
from all of our members, especially
Remodelers. The volume of work to be
done on existing homes is so much more
than on new. There are many programs
to encourage the expense to get a tax
credit in exchange.
Want to learn more?
watch my website for more details!!!!