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…

6-Star Green Program Development

6-Star Green Program Development At the request of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, CCHRC  developed an outline of a program to add a 6th Star in the home rating system. There were two basic elements under consideration (1) an energy analysis using AkWarm and (2) a green building analysis using the NAHB Green Home Building Standard,…