Constructed in 2006, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center’s Research and Testing Facility (RTF) provides office and lab space for CCHRC and its partners to manage and carry out building and energy research and product testing. It also provides classroom, library, meeting, and demonstration space.
CCHRC secured over $5.2 million in public and private funds, material, and in-kind donations to design and build the RTF. This includes the construction of a 15,000 square foot facility comprised of two large test bays, office space, classrooms, a library, and space for power generation, as well as access roads, storm and waste water treatment, and water storage to support the facility.
In January 2011 the Cold Climate Housing Research Center was awarded the US Green Building Council's highest commercial building certification - LEED Platinum. This makes our facility the farthest north LEED Platinum certification in the world.
Tours are offered every month on the second Thursday at 2 p.m.
Tours are free and no registration is required. The tour lasts between 1-1.5 hours and is led by the CCHRC Building Educator. For more information, call (907) 457-3454 or email email@example.com.
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Research and Testing Facility Building Systems