Energy Efficiency

 

In the world’s arctic regions, energy efficiency is important in order to get the most benefit while expending the fewest resources. Improving energy efficiency of arctic structures saves money, conserves fuel and materials, and reduces pollution.

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Projects

Energy Efficiency Program & Policy Recommendations This project is a comprehensive review and analysis of the energy efficiency policies and programs in the State of Alaska. The final report was completed in 2008 and many of the recommendations were implemented.
Mountain View Housing Study This study evaluated new homes built by the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) and a local contractor that are heated with boilers or furnace. Researchers examined the energy efficiency, homeowner comfort, indoor air quality, and humidity control of the homes. The project is jointly funded by the Cook Inlet Housing Authority and CCHRC.
Fuel Use Monitoring Researchers are testing several methods of monitoring fuel use at the household level to identify a cost-effective and accurate method for monitoring heating oil consumption across Alaska.
Fairbanks Nonprofit Retrofit Pilot This pilot project helps Alaska nonprofits save money by making their buildings more energy efficient. The goal is to help the nonprofit sector substantially reduce its energy costs so organizations can spend more on their mission.