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.
Cold Climate Issues
Building in a cold climate poses a unique set of challenges. Not only must buildings withstand extreme conditions, but occupants spend more time indoors, further reinforcing the need for warm, healthy, comfortable living environments. Cold climate construction requires special attention to a number of factors, namely air tightness, heat loss, moisture management, ground conditions, and indoor air quality.