Ilisgavik College

Ilisagvik College

Ilisagvik College is a two-year tribal college in Barrow, Alaska offering academic, vocational and technical education and dedicated to strengthening Inupiat (Eskimo) culture, language, values and traditions. Instructors from Ilisagvik worked with CCHRC to build a sustainable prototype house in Anaktuvuk Pass and teach a local crew the construction, plumbing and electrical concepts.

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.

Anaktuvuk Pass Prototype Home

CCHRC worked with the community of Anaktuvuk Pass in 2009 to design and construct an affordable, energy efficient, healthy home that incorporated indigenous elements like earth-berming and a sod roof. The design drives down construction and energy costs and fits the local climate and culture.

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