Innovative Housing Design & Research
Promoting and advancing the development of healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for Alaskans and other circumpolar people.
Pioneers in Extreme Environments
CCHRC Joins National Renewable Energy Laboratory!
CCHRC joined forces with NREL to expand research and testing in Alaska and the circumpolar north. Our two organizations share complementary research in whole-building energy use, building energy system integration, health and indoor air quality, as well as energy technology design and deployment in extreme and rural environments.
Our projects focus on circumpolar building science, government and industry policy, building designs and technical assistance for our partners.
Within this realm, we have built sustainable prototype houses, developed innovative renewable energy systems, and produced educational publications and multimedia for builders, homeowners, and policymakers.