Are you thinking about building a home in Baton Rouge or Lafayette or other areas of Louisiana? LSU's AgCenter build a learning resource for the Gulf South. I toured this home. It is well worth the time. They use cost effective, energy, wind and water resistant building techniques that you can incorporate in your new home.
LaHouse Is Open to the Public.
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Closed during official LSU holidays.)
Just can't get away during those hours? Good news. There is a video library which is not as conpresensive as the house, but it will get you started in techniques such as Building Codes, Insulation, HVAC, water heating, mold, water management, weather resistance (including tornado tips)