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Gakona Healthy Homes

The Gakona Healthy Homes Project, led by the Native Village of Gakona, will provide comprehensive healthy homes intervention services including assessment and remediation of 8 homes in the community. The primary purpose of the project is to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of homeowners within the Native Village of Gakona. The Native…

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Unalakleet Healthy Homes

The Unalakleet Healthy Homes Project, led by the Native Village of Unalakleet, will provide comprehensive healthy homes intervention services including assessment and remediation of several homes in the community. CCHRC project staff will be assisting with the home assessments: in the first round of assessments, CCHRC staff will lead an assessment crew for 9 homes…

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 will provide technical assistance to TCC to document the scope and energy savings of recent energy projects in four communities Resources TitleTypeResource LinkHoly Cross Energy Project PosterPosterDownload Huslia Biomass Project Final ReportReportsDownload Northway Energy…

Incentivizing Cold-Climate Efficiency in Juneau

This pilot thermalize program will install ductless heat pumps and energy efficiency retrofits in Juneau homes and buildings to evaluate the best options for the community of Juneau to attain it’s 80% renewable energy goal by 2045. Enrolled households and businesses can choose to either install a ductless heat pump or both a heat pump…

Buckland Alaska

Buckland Healthy Homes

The Buckland Healthy Homes project, led by the Native Village of Buckland, will provide comprehensive home-based healthy homes intervention services in Buckland, Alaska. The primary purpose of the project is to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of residents. The Native Village of Buckland is a traditional Inupiaq community that depends on caribou,…

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,…

Biomass Greenhouse Handbook

Biomass Greenhouse Handbook CCHRC produced a handbook for school districts and other organizations about how to build and operate a biomass-heated greenhouse.  The project is funded through the Alaska Energy Authority and the US Forest Service. The handbook covers everything from planning a greenhouse to financing, construction, growing produce, and incorporating lessons into school curriculum. The…

Sustainable Priorities for Alaska Rural Communities

Sustainable Priorities for Alaska Rural Communities CCHRC helped synthesize energy efficiency retrofits in the two rural villages of Anvik and Hughes. With funding from the Denali Commission and the State of Alaska, the communities were able to complete energy audit recommendations on several community buildings. CCHRC’s role was to document the energy audit recommendations, retrofits, and energy…