As the energy-efficiency bar rises, the margin for error shrinks. Join this 3-day workshop to gain expertise in building science concepts that are key to prevent, diagnose and solve problems. You’ll learn best practice methods for HVAC design and crucial air sealing techniques to achieve the 2009 IRC energy code duct tightness provisions. This course also includes Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) verifier training and certification.
Become a certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier qualified to perform the diagnostic testing required for new homes.
Seminar and tour about common causes of moisture problems and best practices in home construction to keep it dry.
Contractors are required to maintain Lead-Safe certification for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning!
3-day course provides building science insights and methods for safe and effective mold removal and control in buildings.
If your home’s roof was ever damaged by a storm, it doesn't have to happen again! This describes roofing products and installation methods that can survive.
When you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses and pay all your creditors, you face some difficult financial decisions.
In tough times it is especially important to find ways to substitute time, skills and effort for spending.
Grocery shopping can be a real challenge, especially if you are on a limited budget. However, food is a flexible budget expense that can be reduced.
Understanding what you are feeling can help you to begin to cope. Grief is a human response and is inescapable. Understanding the stages of grief, giving in to them and going through them, are keys to getting past the disaster and moving forward.
Take control of your future by making your home more resilient for the next hurricane with these wind-hardy home restoration improvements.
Making your home flood-hardy and resilient means you can clean-up and move back in quickly, with minimal tear-out, replacement, cost and ordeal.
Saving money at the grocery store could be a challenge, but it could also be fun! It feels good to save money and to stretch those grocery dollars.
We are all feeling the crunch on our monthly budget these days. Being thrifty is important when we need to watch our food dollars.
When restoring your damaged home or remodeling, take control of your future with these healthy home improvements to make your home a better place to breathe,
Take control of your future by making your restored or remodeled home more comfortable, with lower utility bills, through energy-saving home improvements.
Do you ever feel that you are stuck in a rut? Want to get off the all-work treadmill? You could be stressed!
One way to get the nutrition you and your family need without giving up taste, variety and time is to make beans a regular part of your meals.
Frequently asked questions about flooded home restoration, and science based answers to help owners and contractors make informed decisions.
Homes can and do withstand strong hurricanes, if they are designed and reinforced for the wind hazard risk of the area.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
here are six approaches you can take to preventing damage in future floods: elevate the building, block the water in the yard, seal the building, use materials that water won't hurt, and elevate appliances and systems.
A back-flow valve in the common sewer line should allow sewer water to flow from the house to the sewer system, but prevent flow toward the house. To provide best protection from a flooded sewer system, the valve should provide a good seal and operate automatically.
There are several things we can do, in addition to cleaning high touch surfaces, to help prevent the spread of COVID 19, or any infectious disease.
A resilient home can be quickly restored at low cost to a safe, healthy, comfortable home after disasters -- more important now than ever during the pandemic.
Keep your home safe and secure with these five "S" home improvement projects that can prevent costly hurricane damages.
(05/26/20) The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19.
(05/22/20) The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather.
(05/18/20) In response to the recent relaxation of Gov. Edwards’ stay-at-home directive, Burden Museum & Gardens has announced a reopening on May 18.
Many raised floor homes in a warm, humid climate develop cupped wood flooring and subfloor moisture problems. This article provides causes and solution options.
When temperatures dip below freezing gardeners and homeowners may need to protect their plants and their heating bill.