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.
Kenai Indoor Air Quality Study
This project attemps to solve the most common causes of indoor air quality problems in Southcentral Alaska. Project Manager John Davies, working with the contractors, Wisdom and Associates, monitored 100 homes during the 2003-04 winter for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, temperature, relative humidity, and radon. Each home underwent a BEES ventilation check, an ultra-fine particle sweep, and a pressure imbalance testing. The draft final report, currently in review, will present data from all the studied homes, an analysis of trends or patterns that led to poor indoor air quality, and recommended solutions.