|2015 CCHRC Project Map||Check out a bunch of our projects across the state on this interactive map!|
|AkWarm Updates||CCHRC is updating AkWarm, the software used to rate the energy efficiency of Alaska homes, to account for renewable energy, heat loss characteristics, and regional variations in climate and energy.|
|Alaska Water-Sewer Challenge||The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation created the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge to create innovative and cost effective home-based water and sewer system solutions for households in remote villages.|
|ARIS Development||CCHRC manages the Alaska Retrofit Information System (ARIS) for AHFC. ARIS is a database of information on housing size, cost, energy use, and more for over 75,000 housing units in Alaska. It can be used as a tool for planning housing and energy policies and programs.|
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.
|Certified Alaska Tough||Certified Alaska Tough distinguishes building products that can withstand the extreme climate conditions of Alaska, while meeting strict energy efficiency standards.|
|Designs for Rural Alaska Walls||
CCHRC has used spray polyurethane foam insulati
|Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) in Cold Climates||Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) are whole house ventilation systems that exchange stale indoor air with fresh outside air, recovering both heat and moisture from the indoor air to save energy. They could help improve indoor air quality in a cold dry climate like Interior Alaska.|
|Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration at CCHRC||CCHRC is testing a ground source heat pump at its facility in Fairbanks, part of a goal to shift to renewable energy and test the long-term performance of heat pumps in a subarctic climate.|
|Holistic Pilot Project in Oscarville||The "Holistic Approach" pilot project brings together local communities with agencies and nonprofits to tackle the energy, housing, and infrastructure challenges in rural Alaska.|
As Newtok is forced to move bcause of encroaching erosion, CCHRC is helping residents design health, energy efficient homes at the new village site, Mertarvik.
|Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS)||
CCHRC worked with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Lifewater Engineering to develop a simple in-home sanitation system for Kivalina to replace hauled water and honey buckets.
|Residential Indoor Air Quality Study||This project looks at new ventilation standards and recent IAQ research findings in ventilation to help inform homebuilders, architects, engineers, and other housing professionals.|
|Safe Effective Affordable Retrofits||
Testing a new batch of wall systems that can provide affordable retrofit options.
|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||CCHRC is demonstrating a thermal storage system that uses water to seasonally store energy from the sun. Click here for live data!|