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.
Evaluating Ventilation Systems & IAQ
CCHRC, through a grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, contracted with Alaska Building Science Network (ABSN) to monitor 100 relatively new homes in 3 different climatic regions in Alaska (Anchorage/Matsu, Juneau, and Fairbanks). Monitoring consisted of relative humidity, particulates, and VOC's. The goal of this study was to provide an evaluation of the extent to which various factors, including ventilation strategies, house characteristics and location, and occupant usage affect indoor air quality. ABSN obtained 13 CO data loggers from the Municipality of Anchorage and included Benzene in their testing.