Rural Alaska faces many housing challenges, including high energy costs and poor ventilation. In an effort to address these issues CCHRC developed the BrHEAThe system in 2011. BrHEAThe is a combined heating and ventilation system which uses one distribution system to provide fresh air and space heating to high-performance homes in cold climates. Since the system’s development, it has been installed in homes in Anaktuvuk Pass, Fairbanks, Galena, Buckland, Point Lay, Brevig Mission, Minto, Bethel, and Tanana. This project will document the history of BrHEAThe from 2011 to the present, capturing design changes and user feedback. It will also evaluate the performance of the BrHEAThe system in place at the University of Alaska Fairbanks over the winter of 2017-2018.
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