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.
DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects
The goal of these projects is to reduce and stabilize energy costs in tribal buildings in four different communities in Southwest Alaska. CCHRC will work with the Tribal Councils to identify tribal buildings that can benefit from an energy retrofit, perform energy audits on the buildings, and create an Energy Action Plan for each building. The Energy Action Plans will emphasize building safety, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort. They will go beyond reporting the energy audit results to also include chapters tailored to Tribal Council goals on funding options, training opportunities for building owners and maintenance staff, data monitoring plans, and a scope of work for contractors.