Building Components

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Heating SystemsFoundations
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Projects

Designs for Rural Alaska Walls CCHRC has used spray polyurethane foam insulation to build affordable de
Your Northern Home Website Visit CCHRC's Your Northern Home webpage to find information on energy efficiency, new construction, retrofits, ventilation, and other homeowner topics.
Structural Insulated Panels Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are prefabricated building materials used in residential construction in Alaska. This project prepared resources for homeowners who want to learn about SIPs, where they are used in cold climates, and considerations for Alaska.
Straw Bale House Monitoring CCHRC gathered data from three straw bale houses in the Fairbanks area on temperature and moisture gradients throughout the straw bale insulation of exterior walls.
Durable Envelopes for Cold Climates CCHRC is developing and testing building envelope designs that can withstand cold climates and healthy indoor humidity levels. The Mobile Test Lab has nine test wall bays, each with a different configuration of studs and insulation—including a control wall with fiberglass batt insulation.