Building Science Projects

Evaluating Ventilation Systems & IAQ

Indoor air quality is one of the greatest challenges in cold climate homes. Not only do people spend more time indoors, but they also tend to live in more efficient, airtight homes that can trap excess moisture and pollutants indoors if not properly ventilated, leading to problems for the both the building structure and occupant health. CCHRC does extensive research on ways to design homes and mechanical systems to ensure healthy indoor air. We have assessed homes throughout Alaska, performed numerous product tests, developed climate-specific technologies, and partnered with health providers and educators to teach Alaskans about the importance of ventilation.

Resources

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Alaska Housing Assessment 2018External Links

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BrHEAThe System with Air Source Heat Pump-Feasibility StudyReports

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Combustion Air StudyReports

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Cook Inlet Housing Authority – New Home SnapshotSnapshots

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Cook Inlet Housing Authority – New Home StudyReports

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Energy Recovery Ventilator Test – Cold Climate ModelReports

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Energy Recovery Ventilators in Cold Climates: potential to improve air qualityReports

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Healthy Homes in Alaska – HUD ReportReports

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Heat Recovery Ventilator Evaluation: Frost Protection in a Zehnder Comforair 350Reports

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Indoor Air Quality Study in New Homes in AlaskaReports

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Indoor Air Quality Study in Southcentral AlaskaReports

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Monitoring VOCs in Alaska HomesReports

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Remediation of Smoke Particles in Fairbanks HomesReports

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Southcentral Ventilation StudyReports

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Ventilation for Small Homes ReportReports

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