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.
BrHEAThe with Air Source Heat Pump
CCHRC is testing how an air source heat pump can be integrated with a heating and ventilation system used in high-efficiency homes in Alaska. This builds on the original BrHEAThe System, which uses an HRV to deliver heat from an oil-fired boiler to ensure homes receive adequate fresh air. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa funded initial research in 2016 and is supporting this new round of lab testing, which will take place at CCHRC's Research and Testing Facility.