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.
Health House VOC Monitoring
Through a grant from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, CCHRC contracted with Alaska Energy Associates (AEA) for data collection of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in various new homes in Fairbanks and Juneau. The purpose of this project was to assess the effect that different ventilation strategies have on indoor air quality. The study dwellings in both communities included a "Health House," a non-mechanically ventilated 5 Star home, and a 5 Star-Plus home with a heat recovery system for ventilation. The Fairbanks "Health House" tested is also a Habitat for Humanity house. Testing took place pre-occupancy, soon after occupancy began, and 6 months following occupancy. The final report has been revised to report corrected data.