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.
Two of the greatest challenges in rural housing are high energy costs and poor ventilation. In an effort to address these issues CCHRC developed the BrHEAThe system in 2011. BrHEAThe combines heating and ventilation into one distribution system to provide fresh air and space heating to homes. Since development, it has been installed in homes in Anaktuvuk Pass, Fairbanks, Galena, Buckland, Point Lay, Brevig Mission, Minto, Bethel, and Tanana. This project documents the history of BrHEAThe from 2011 to the present, including design changes and user experiences. It also evaluates the performance of the BrHEAThe system at the University of Alaska Fairbanks over the winter of 2017-2018.
4th Residential Building Design and Construction Conference Proceedings
(BrHEAThe System: Motivation, History, and Evaluation found on page 672)
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