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.
Heating Appliance Use Survey
The goal of this project is to observe actual patterns of wood heating appliance use in the Fairbanks vicinity. To achieve this, CCHRC monitored approximately twelve homes over the winter of 2009-2010 to determine the hourly frequency of wood heating appliance use versus that of other heating sources. CCHRC will also provide an estimate of the mass of wood used during the study period. Discussions with Sierra Research are currently on-going for a larger heating appliance study for the winter of 2010-2011.