Training Helps Louisiana Rebuild after Hurricanes

November 14, 2005

The State of Louisiana is hosting a live presentation and Webcast on December 13, 2005, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. CST, to inform builders, contractors, and building industry groups, about building compliance in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  

As Louisiana is rebuilt, the building industry must comply with commercial building energy conservation codes (CBECC) as determined by the State of Louisiana. You can participate either at the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies, or from your desk.  

Plans for each new or renovated commercial building must be submitted to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal for review. CBECC compliance forms also must be submitted with these plans to avoid delays in the review process. This training session will provide an overview of the two software packages that are used to document compliance. A question and answer session is scheduled, and a software CD will be available.  

Architects, engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors, facility managers, building officials, certified energy raters, and building owners are invited to participate in the presentation or Webcast. Attendees may receive continuing education units or professional development hours.  

To attend the live presentation or participate remotely from your computer, complete the online registration. Additional information may be available at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Web site.

This presentation and Webcast are being hosted by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Technology Assessment Division in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.