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.
Straw Bale House Monitoring
CCHRC is gleaning in-house data from three straw bale houses in the Fairbanks area. As part of this AHFC-funded project, researchers are measuring temperature and moisture gradients throughout the straw bale insulation of the exterior walls. CCHRC staff inspected the vapor barrier during construction and performed blower door tests. Indoor and outdoor air temperatures and wind velocity and direction are being monitored to verify induced moisture levels.