Technology Assessment Division

Archive of Past Louisiana Energy Programs

Past Commercial Energy Programs

Rebuild Louisiana
Rebuild Louisiana was a statewide effort to renovate buildings, improve energy efficiency, and reduce energy waste. Rebuild Louisiana partners make communities stronger by stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, saving money, and improving the environment.

Past Institutional Energy Programs

The Energy Fund
The Energy Fund was a public-private cooperative endeavor that provides publicly funded entities the low-cost financing necessary to implement energy conservation strategies.

Past Industrial Energy Programs

Rural Water Energy Conservation Program
The Rural Water Energy Conservation Program was a partnership with the Louisiana Rural Water Association to provide technical assistance to municipal and rural waste water systems throughout the state of Louisiana in the areas of reduction of leakage in water systems and rain water infiltration into waste water systems.

Industries of the Future
Partnerships between industry, government and supporting laboratories and institutions to accelerate technology research, development and deployment

Residential Programs

Sustainable Planning (VIDEO)
DENR brought design professionals together in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to put together a Sustainable Rebuilding Plan for the City of New Orleans

Parade of Homes (VIDEO)
DENR worked closely with the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans to develop a list of cost effective improvements best suited for incorporating into the rebuilding of historic homes in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina.

Green-Space showcased articles on topics concerning green building and the green building industry.

Other Programs

The Sol of New Orleans: Solar Powered Car
This project allowed students at the University of New Orleans the opportunity to design, build, test, and race a solar-powered car as part of the nationwide investigation on the use of solar power as an alternative to internal combustion engine automobiles, and to disseminate the results of the investigation.

Trawl Door Efficiency
This program was designed to replace the hydrodynamically inefficient aluminum and wooden trawl doors on the shrimpers' nets with more efficient designs.