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.
Designs for Rural Alaska Walls
CCHRC has used spray polyurethane foam insulation to build affordable demonstration homes in rural Alaska since 2009. While spray foam has a high insulation value and competitive shipping cost, it requires skill to install and any errors can result in a drastic drop in energy efficiency of the building. This project will allow CCHRC to evaluate some of the existing homes in rural Alaska for moisture infiltration, including Quinhagak and Bethel. CCHRC will also evaluate additional insulation materials and wall designs that could be developed for new homes in rural Alaska. The project will result in detail drawings of new envelope options and a 4 page report to share with rural communities and other stakeholders.