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Efficiency Upgrades in Tribal Buildings

CCHRC is working with three communities to act on recommendations from energy audits of local community buildings. In these projects, CCHRC staff and local partners are documenting current conditions of buildings, creating scopes of work for high payback energy efficiency improvements, completing the improvements, and conducting outreach on energy efficiency. Project staff are tracking energy…

Tanana Chiefs Conference – Technical Assistance Projects

The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Rural Energy Department focuses on community-wide energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy efficiency buildings projects. CCHRC provides technical assistance to TCC to document the scope and resulting savings of energy projects in Interior Alaska tribal communities. Resources TitleTypeResource LinkHoly Cross Energy Project Final ReportReportsDownload Holy Cross Energy Project PosterPosterDownload Huslia…

Alaska Healthy Homes

CCHRC is assisting several locations in Alaska with healthy homes remediation. These projects provide healthy housing surveys that identify health and safety hazards, accessibility shortcomings, energy inefficiencies, and other issues. These surveys are the basis for follow on healthy housing education and remediation. CCHRC staff provide support and training in grant management, environmental reviews, healthy…

Point Lay Houses

Navigating the New Arctic: Ice-Rich Permafrost Systems

The Navigating the New Arctic: Ice Rich Permafrost Systems project will look at both landscape evolution and adaptation to change in northern Alaska as permafrost evolves in the warming climate. Changes in the Arctic affect natural, social, and built environments. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, looks at how changes in climate, snow,…

roofs

Roofs

Roofs Of all the building components, the roof system faces some of the most severe challenges. In cold climates, a roof must be properly sized, well sealed, energy efficient, and perform reliably under the extremes of each season. The roof has two main challenges: retaining heat effectively and controlling moisture trying to escape from the…