CCHRC members and sponsors provide vital, sustaining support for our mission to promote and advance healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for cold climates. Donations help fuel many projects, including sustainable prototype houses in rural Alaska, renewable energy tests, and the production of educational videos, publications and multimedia. Your contribution to CCHRC makes change happen by providing valuable support to our research efforts.
Biomass can be a great fuel if harvested and burned in a sustainble way. CCHRC uses several biomass appliances as part of its heating strategy, including a masonry heater, pellet boiler, and wood gasification boiler. We have monitored the efficiency of these systems to test their fuel consumption and emission levels.
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For a comprehensive guide to heating in Alaska, check out the Consumer Guide to Home Heating.