Green Building

New Orleans Solar Mapimage

The New Orleans Solar Map is a great tool for local residents to learn about solar and check out installations around the city, and comes at an important time when accurate information is harder to find.

Entergy Energy Efficiency Programsimage

Entergy New Orleans encourages energy efficiency by providing rebates for ceiling insulation, wall insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and high efficiency air conditioning and heat pumps in existing homes. moreDepending on what measures installed the customer may be able to receive rebates as much as $1,000 when installing a new high efficiency A/C, ceiling and wall insulation.

Entergy also provides incentives to new home builders for homes that are built 15% greater than the 2006 IECC Energy Code currently in place in Orleans Parish.

For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-721-0249, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. less

Tips for Reducing Summer Utility Billsimage

The LSU Ag Center has compiled a list of cost-effective ways to reduce summer utility bills.

Build it Back Greenimage

BIBG, a service of Global Green, can help you rebuild your home in a healthier, more energy-efficient way, helping you to reduce monthly utility costs. moreHomeowners can call Global Green to learn how simple home modification upgrades can save up to 20% on utility bills.Personalized energy assessments are available, as well as information about green products that can be purchased locally.Visit the website for rebuilding tips, schedule an in-person consultation, or check the BIBG calendar for informational presentations.Stop by the Resource Center at 841 Carondelet to learn more about green building technologies or energy savings or call 525-2121 for more information. less

Green Light New Orleansimage

Green Light New Orleans aims to help residents reduce energy consumption and energy bills by offering to change old style incandescent bulbs to modern compact fluorescent lighting FREE of charge&#46 Each CFL will save the user more than $45 over the life of the bulb&#46 They will come to your home and exchange your light bulbs at no cost to you. moreHomeowners and renters are eligible&#46 Read more and sign up on their website&#46 less

Go Green NOLAimage

Go Green NOLA is a guide for the New Orleans community on how to build and live in a green and sustainable way. moreFind information on energy efficient building and living, gardening, recycling, local foods, local farmers markets, and more. less

Recycling in New Orleans (.pdf)image

Download this directory to find out where you can recycle in the New Orleans area&#46

The Green Projectimage

The Green Project, located in New Orleans, recycles building components, materials, and paints, along with occasional supplies, furniture, appliances, or garden items. Visit the Green Project for low-cost building materials, or donate your materials for re-use.

Global Green USAimage

A resource center for environmentally friendly building products and information.
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. moreto 3 p.m., and Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m.
841 Carondelet St. less