Louisiana Solar Tax Credit

Solar Enregy Panels on RoofLouisiana has the best solar tax credit program in the United States. Period. When combined with our residential property tax exemption on solar electric and solar water heating systems: Louisiana is the most solar friendly state in the country. And, when you add the current solar energy federal tax credit to our state credit: you get 80% of what you spend on a system refunded back to you.

What does all of this add up to?
Simply put: If you live in Louisiana, it is crazy not to have a residential solar electric and solar water heating system installed ASAP. Read more

$8000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – Explained

This is one part of the Stimulus Plan that actually affects you and me. But since this is the Federal government we’re talking about we may have to define what “is” is. Read more

Going Green in New Orleans with Net Zero house

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Mr. August Valentine used a golden shovel to break ground on his new “Net Zero” home. For Mr. Valentine, a long time Lower Ninth Ward resident, coming back to live in his old neighborhood wasn’t a matter of “if” but of “when and in what”? Read more

Road Home Builders Meets the Builder’s Challenge Head On

Road Home Builders is proud to announce its successful completion of the Builders Challenge for 2401 Monticello Street in New Orleans.  The Builders Challenge recognizes the best energy performance, quality, comfort, health and safety in the market.  The property received a rating of 57 on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Smart Home Scale.  Road Home Builders work on 2401 Monticello also satisfied the Energy Star for Homes criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  As an energy star home, the property uses 15-20% less total energy than standard new homes. Read more

So, What’s the Buzz about Solar Power, Green Building and Sustainability?

It’s a fact that the world has a finite number of resources.  We will all pay more for energy, clean water, food, cars and products of all kinds in the near future.  We’ve experienced $5.00 per gallon gas and “fuel adjust” charges on our utility bills and have all had to change our behaviors according. Read more