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.
|2015 CCHRC Project Map||
Check out CCHRC projects across the state on this interactive map!
|Arctic Engineering Research Center||Working on an Engineering Research Center to help communities facing relocation due to climate change.|
|ARIS Development||CCHRC manages the Alaska Retrofit Information System (ARIS) for AHFC. The ARIS database includes info on size, cost, energy use, and more for over 75,000 housing units in Alaska. It is a valuable tool for housing and energy policies and programs.|
|Bicycle Generator||Setting up a bicycle generator to use for energy education.|
|Certified Alaska Tough||Certified Alaska Tough distinguishes building products that can withstand the extreme climate conditions of Alaska, while meeting strict energy efficiency standards.|
|Cold Climate Window Insulation Evaluation||Analysis of insulation technique that places foam board on exterior portion of double-pane window|
|Designs for Rural Alaska Walls||
Monitoring CCHRC demonstration homes for efficiency and moisture infiltration several years after construction.
|Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration at CCHRC||
Long-term test of a ground source heat pump at CCHRC's facility in Fairbanks to study performance in cold soils.
|Knauf Insulation Monitoring in Tununak||CCHRC and Knauf Insulation will be monitoring the moisture performance of the wall system in a truss house in Tununak, Alaska over two winters.|
|Little Ventilation Project||Looking at ventilation systems that can improve indoor air quality in small homes while limiting energy use.|
As Newtok is threatened by melting permafrost and coastal erosion, CCHRC is helping residents design healthy, energy efficient homes at the new village site, Mertarvik.
|Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS)||
Affordable in-home sanitation for homes without running water and sewer.
|Public Safety Officer Housing||CCHRC is helping several villages bring much-needed law enforcement to town through building affordable, energy-efficient homes.|
|Residential Indoor Air Quality Study||How new ventilation standards are informing homebuilders, architects, engineers, and other housing professionals.|
|Safe Effective Affordable Retrofits||
Testing a new batch of wall systems that can provide affordable retrofit options.
|Slab-on-Grade Foundation Best Practices||An evaluation of best practices for insulating under slab-on-grade foundations|
|Sustainable Northern Communities Monitoring||
The Sustainable Northern Communities program aims to develop energy efficient, affordable, healthy housing that fits the climate and culture of Alaska communities. SNC brings together local residents, tribal governments, state and federal agencies, housing authorities, and other partners. CCHRC monitors the prototype homes to troubleshoot and improve designs.
|Thermal Storage Demonstration at CCHRC||We're using a massive tank of water to store energy from the sun. Click here for live data!|
|Weatherization & Rebate Program Impacts Report||An overview of the impacts of the Home Energy Rebate and Weatherization programs and success in accomplishing legislative goals:|