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.
Heat is vital to life in the world’s cold climates. CCHRC uses its Research and Testing Facility as a testbed for various residential-scale heating systems, including several biomass systems, several boilers, solar thermal collection, thermal storage, and a ground source heat pump. We monitor these systems to see how their energy performance and operating costs compare to conventional energy systems and how they can be adapted to the north.
Click below for information on heating systems: