Maintaining Your Crawlspace

Maintaining Your Crawlspace Crawlspaces are an area of the house that tend to get neglected.  The old adage “Out of sight out of mind” might apply here.  Unfortunately, this also means that crawl space problems can go unnoticed until they have an effect on the living space above.  At this point, a problem that could…

Energy Efficiency Programs Impacts Report

Energy Efficiency Programs Impacts Report The Cold Climate Housing Research Center produced two reports showing the value of two energy efficiency programs offered by the state from 2008-2018: The Home Energy Rebate Program and the Weatherization Program. Over 10 years, the Alaska Legislature invested $629 million into these programs to help Alaskans save energy and…

UAF Sustainable Village

Planning a Home

The Foundation This is your best chance ever to get it right, so know your soils and build accordingly. Good site drainage and foundation waterproofing are crucial here. Ground moisture can be an ongoing problem if it isn’t dealt with initially and is extremely expensive to fix later. This should include a hard look at…

Secure and Resilient Power Generation in Cold Regions

Secure and Resilient Power Generation in Cold Regions Working in collaboration with Construction Engineering Research Laboratory and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) staff, researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center will carry out a techno-economic assessment of new energy options at Fort Wainwright. Researchers will…

Building Science Calculators

Building Science Calculators TitleTopicTypeResource LinkDew Point CalculatorBuildingCalculators, External LinksVisit Website Domestic Hot Water CalculatorBuildingCalculatorsDownload Frost Protected Shallow Foundation Insulation CalculatorBuildingCalculators, External LinksVisit Website Solar Heat Gain Through Windows CalculatorBuildingCalculatorsDownload Water Storage Freeze CalculatorBuildingCalculatorsDownload Related Resources TitleResource LinkConsumer Guide to Home HeatingDownload Healthy Indoor Air Snapshot 1Download Understanding Stack Effect and Air Leakage Open in New…