Bethel Aviation Housing

CCHRC partnered with the The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) to design two duplexes for flight school students in Bethel. The duplexes highlight the integrated truss technology and energy efficient building strategies in a hub community, helping to publicly vet these approaches and serve as model homes in the region. 

AVCP is the economic development corporation for the Yukon/Kuskokwim region. Based in Bethel, AVCP is trying to address the severe housing shortage in the Y/K Delta region and stimulate the local economy in the construction trades and production facilities. 

CCHRC created a set of plans and a materials list for an energy efficient duplex prototype building and instructed the local crew in building techniques for the integrated truss method. AVCP will use the duplexes as a showpiece to the public, to both residents in the region and public officials who frequently travel through Bethel. AVCP will also increase regional capacity by sharing the plans and materials list with smaller communities that have limited funds and capacity to design and construct housing. 

Projects

Sustainable Priorities for Alaska Rural Communities (SPARC) CCHRC participated in a project led by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to complete and document energy efficiency retrofits and resulting energy savings in in the two rural Alaska communities of Anvik and Hughes.
Hooper Bay Housing Analysis & Energy Feasibility Report This project was funded by a Department of Energy grant to investigate the potential for energy savings in residential and commercial buildings in Hooper Bay. The feasibility study explores the potential for job creation and other economic benefits of a retrofit program.
Public Safety Officer Housing CCHRC is helping several villages bring much-needed law enforcement to town through building affordable, energy-efficient homes.
Alaska Water-Sewer Challenge The Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge looks for innovative, affordable water and sewer solutions for rural households.
Venetie Prototype Home The Venetie teacher housing four-plex uses super-insulated log walls to integrate traditional resources and high-performance building science.