Labarre Associates, Inc.

Green Roof Update

We're not yet 1 year into the warranty period for Campus Federal Credit Union's green roof on their Biomedical Branch in New Orleans, but it's already looking good. For reference, warranties normally allow for 2 years of growth and establishment…

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Green Roof Growing

Posted: June 01, 2016

Green Roof 101: Components

Green Roof systems appear complicated due to the number of roofing components used in the roof.  However, the roof is really divided into two parts: a protected membrane type roof and the “vegetative” portion above it. Protected membrane…

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Green Roof Sedums

Posted: April 14, 2015

Green Roof 101: Pros and Cons

Green Roof systems are increasing in prevalence in the South.  The pros and cons of the roofs are many.  So how can you decide if a green roof is right for you?  Why would you want one?  What trade-off is necessary to keep one versus having a more conventional roof?

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Sedums and succulents for an extensive green roof

Posted: April 09, 2015

Energy Saving Techniques: Part 2 – “Medium-hanging fruit”

You’ve done the “low-hanging fruit” energy saving items for your building, but want to do more.  What comes next?  See below for some more ideas on how to save on your energy bills. Interior Lighting: Install daylight sensors in…

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Posted: March 31, 2015

Energy Saving Techniques: Part 1 – “Low-hanging fruit”

So you want to save money on operational costs of your building – who doesn’t?  We’re here to help.  See below for some ideas on how to save on your energy bills (in no particular order). Interior Lighting: Replace incandescent…

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Posted: March 24, 2015

Jay Labarre Speaks On Energy Codes

Jay Labarre will be one of six (6) speakers at Lorman Education Services seminar on Building Codes in Louisiana. The seminar will be held on April 12, 2013 in Scott, Louisiana. Jay will be speaking on Energy Codes with topics to include: - Energy Standards…

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Scott, LA

Posted: April 12, 2013