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AFUE for Water Heaters CalculatorBuilding

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Air Source Heat Pump CalculatorEnergy

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Air Source Heat Pump Potential in AlaskaEnergy

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Air Source Heat Pump Technology AssessmentEnergy2013

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Alaska Center for Energy and PowerEnergy

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Alaska Housing Assessment 2014Policy2014

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Alaska Housing Assessment 2018Policy2018

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Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Energy Rater List

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Anaktuvuk Pass Building PlansBuilding Plans2009

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Anaktuvuk Pass Fact SheetDesign2008

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Anaktuvuk Pass: Sustainable Northern ShelterDesign2009

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Anchorage Foundation Insulation ReportBuilding2014

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Annual Report 2010General2010

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Annual Report 2014General2014

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Annual Report 2015General2015

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Annual Report 2016General2016

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Annual Report 2017

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Arctic Wall ReportWalls2013

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Arctic Wall SnapshotWalls2013

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ASHRAE 62.2-2004 Alaska Ventilation CalculatorBuilding

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ASHRAE 62.2-2004 Alaska Ventilation CalculatorBuilding

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Atmautluak Building PlansBuilding Plans2013

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Atmautluak SnapshotDesign2013

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Atmautluak-Technology on the TundraDesign2014

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Attached Garages and Indoor Air Quality SnapshotVentilation2019

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Bathroom Fan Best PracticesVentilation2019

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BPI Building Airflow Standard ChartBuilding

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BPI Building Airflow Standard Chart – AlaskaBuilding

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BrHEAThe System Instruction VideoVentilation2015

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BrHEAThe System Maintenance Directions (English)Ventilation2019

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BrHEAThe System Maintenance Directions (Yupik)Ventilation2019

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BrHEAThe System ManualVentilation2014

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BrHEAThe System SnapshotVentilation2018

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BrHEAThe System with Air Source Heat Pump-Feasibility StudyEnergy2018

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BrHEAThe System with Air Source Heat Pump-Lab StudyVentilation2019

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Buckland Building PlansBuilding Plans2013

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Building a Cathedral RoofBuilding2014

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Building a Raised FloorBuilding2014

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Building Six Star Homes in Southcentral AlaskaPolicy2017

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Building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)Building2015

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CCHRC Fact SheetGeneral2019

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Cellulose Insulation SnapshotBuilding2017

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CFM 50 Air Leakage Cost Estimator – Retrofit AirsealingBuilding

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CFM 50 Air Leakage Cost Estimator Base on Nationwide Communities – Retrofit Air SealingBuilding

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CFM 50 Air Leakage Cost Estimator Based on Alaskan Community – Retrofit Air SealingBuilding

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CFM 50 Air Leakage Cost Estimator Based on Temperature – Retrofit AirsealingBuilding

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Construction Manual – Integrated TrussDesign2014

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Consumer Guide to Home HeatingEnergy2011

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Cost of Energy Efficiency Measures in Home Energy Rebate ProgramPolicy2019

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Cost of Plugging in VehiclesEnergy

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Crawlspace Ventilation SnapshotVentilation2017

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Crawlspaces in Southeast AlaskaBuilding2013

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Crooked Creek Building Plans-1 BRBuilding Plans2011

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Crooked Creek Building Plans-2 BRBuilding Plans2013

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Crooked Creek Building Plans-4 BRBuilding Plans2013

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Curing Firewood in Interior AlaskaEnergy2014

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Department of Energy Ventilation ResourcesVentilation

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Design Heat Loss CalculatorEnergy

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Design Manual for New Foundations on PermafrostPermafrost Foundations

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Design Manual for Stabilizing Foundations on PermafrostPermafrost Foundations

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Designs for Rural Alaska Walls SnapshotDesign2018

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Dew Point CalculatorBuilding

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Dew Point Calculator + Air Vapor REtarder Placement Based on Alaskan CommunityBuilding

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Dew Point Calculator + Air Vapor Retarder Placement Based on National CommunityBuilding

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Dew Point Calculator + Air Vapor Retarder Placement Based on TemperatureBuilding

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Dew Point Calculator + Air Vapor Retarder Placement CalculatorBuilding

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Domestic Hot Water CalculatorBuilding

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Durable Envelopes ReportWalls2014

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Efficient Windows Collaborative

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Electrical Device Cost CalculatorEnergy

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Energy and Power Usage CalculatorEnergy

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Energy Efficiency Measures from the Home Energy Rebate ProgramPolicy2019

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Energy Recovery Ventilator Testing–Panasonic Cold Climate ERVVentilation2018

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Energy Recovery Ventilators in Cold ClimatesVentilation2016

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Energy Use in Public BuildingsPolicy2012

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Evaluating Window Insulation ReportEnergy2011

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Exterior Insulation Envelope Retrofits in the SubarcticBuilding2012

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Fairbanks Nonprofit Retrofit Pilot Full ReportPolicy2016

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Fairbanks Nonprofit Retrofit Pilot SnapshotPolicy2017

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Feature on CCHRC in High Performing Buildings MagazineGeneral2011

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Frost Protected Shallow Foundation Insulation CalculatorBuilding

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Fuel Use Monitoring Methods ReportEnergy2012

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Furring In an Outside WallBuilding2017

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Galena Building Plans-1 BRBuilding Plans2013

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Galena Building Plans-3 BRBuilding Plans2013

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Galena Construction ManualBuilding Plans2013

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Green Infrastructure Guide for FairbanksWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Dry WellWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Grass MeshWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Green RoofWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Infiltration PlanterWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Permeable PaversWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Rain BarrelsWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Rain GardenWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Riparian BufferWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Swale BermWater & Wastewater2012

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Green Infrastructure Guide-Tree PitWater & Wastewater2012

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Ground Source Heat Pump Decision-Making ModelEnergy2012

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Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration at CCHRCEnergy2013

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Ground Source Heat Pump Performance SnapshotEnergy2015

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Ground Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates ReportEnergy2011

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Healthy Indoor Air Snapshot 1Ventilation2018

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Healthy Indoor Air Snapshot 2Ventilation2018

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Heat Recovery Ventilation Cost EstimatorBuilding

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Heat Recovery Ventilators SnapshotVentilation2015

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Holistic Approach Pilot Project in OscarvilleDesign2015

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Home Energy Rebate Program Impacts ReportPolicy2019

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HRV Frost Protection ReportVentilation2015

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HRV vs. Exhaust Only Ventilation cost Effectiveness Calculator Based on Alaskan CommunityBuilding

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HRV vs. Exhaust Only Ventilation Cost Effectiveness Calculator Based on National CommunityBuilding

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HRV vs. Exhaust Only Ventilation Cost Effectivieness Calculator Based on TermpatureBuilding

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HRV vs. Exhaust Only Ventilation Cost Effectivieness Calculator Based on TermpatureBuilding

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Installing a Vapor BarrierBuilding2014

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Insulating with Blown-In FiberglassBuilding

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Jorge and Paul’s Adventure with the Heat Recovery VentilatorVentilation2012

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LED Report: Economic Analysis of Replacing Fluorescents with LED LampsEnergy2019

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Life Cycle Assessment ReportBuilding2017

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Lighting Snapshot–Replacing Fluorescents with LEDsEnergy2019

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Maintaining a Small Space HeaterEnergy2012

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Masonry Heater Association of North AmericaEnergy

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Mertarvik Building PlansBuilding Plans2016

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Moisture in Foam ReportBuilding2012

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National Fenestration Rating Council

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Natural Gas Savings from Energy Efficiency Measures in the Home Energy Rebate ProgramPolicy2019

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Newtok Relocation SnapshotDesign2019

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North Slope Housing PrototypesDesign2015

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Oscarville Adaptation PlanPolicy2018

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Passive Refrigeration ReportEnergy2013

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Pellet Stoves in Southeast Alaska2013

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Permafrost Foundation Case Study: Thermosyphon RetrofitPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Foundation Case Study: Triodetic Foundation RetrofitPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Foundation Case Study: Ventilated Crawlspace RetrofitPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Adjustable Jack FoundationPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Crib Foundation RetrofitPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Ground Source Heat Pump RetrofitPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Grout InjectionPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: MonitoringPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Poor CompactionPermafrost Foundations

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Permafrost Technology Case Study: Thaw Stable FoundationPermafrost Foundations

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Planning Your Home: Getting StartedAsk a Builder, Building2017

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Prevent Attic Vent from Freezing in WinterWater & Wastewater2017

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Quinhagak Octagon House Building PlansBuilding Plans2010

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Quinhagak Prototype Home SnapshotDesign2010

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Radon Mitigation in New ConstructionBuilding2013

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Radon Mitigation in New ConstructionBuilding2013

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Radon Mitigation Under the SlabBuilding2013

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Refrigerator CalculatorEnergy

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Regional Analysis of Energy Efficiency Measures Implemented in the Home Energy Rebate ProgramPolicy2019

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REMOTE ManualWalls2008

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Remote Wall Part 1Building2011

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REMOTE Wall Part 2Building2011

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REMOTE Wall SnapshotWalls2009

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Safe Effective Affordable Retrofits ReportBuilding2017

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Safe Effective Exterior Wall Retrofits SnapshotWalls2012

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Safe, Effective & Affordable Retrofits for Cold Climates2019

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Shallow Frost-Protected Foundations SnapshotBuilding2019

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Should I Put a Blanket on my Water Heater?Water & Wastewater2012

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Solar Design Manual for AlaskaEnergy2018

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Solar Heat Gain Through Windows CalculatorBuilding

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Solar Hot Water Heating for Your Home SnapshotEnergy2014

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Solar Photovoltaics Economic AnalysisEnergy2010

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Solar Photovoltaics for Homes SnapshotEnergy2018

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Structural Insulated Panels ReportBuilding2017

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Structural Insulated Panels SnapshotBuilding2017

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Sustainable Northern Communities SnapshotDesign2014

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Sustainable Priorities for Alaska Rural Communities: Anvik2019

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Sustainable Priorities for Rural Alaska Communities: Hughes2019

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Sustainable Village Building Plans-Birch House2012

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Sustainable Village Building Plans-Spruce HouseBuilding Plans2012

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Sustainable Village Building Plans-Tamarack HouseBuilding Plans2012

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Sustainable Village Building Plans-Willow HouseBuilding Plans2012

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Sustainable Village Ground Temperature StudyDesign

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Sustainable Village Indoor Air Quality SurveyVentilation2014

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Sustainable Village SnapshotDesign2014

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Tankless Hot Water HeatersWater & Wastewater2012

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THERM–free heat transfer modeling programEnergy

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Thermal Mass Article: Journal of Cold Regions Engineering

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Thermal Mass in Alaska2014

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Thermal Storage System at CCHRCEnergy

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Thermal Storage Technology Assessment ReportEnergy2014

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U.S. Dept. of Energy Weatherization Website

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Understanding Stack Effect and Air LeakageBuilding2012

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Understanding your Walls

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Using Vapor-Open Exterior Insulations in Wall Retrofits2019

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Vacuum Insulated Panels ReportBuilding2018

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Vehicle Cost CalculatorBuilding

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Venetie Teacher Housing SnapshotDesign2017

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Ventilation for Small Homes ReportVentilation2019

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Ventilation for Small Homes SnapshotVentilation2019

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Water Storage Freeze CalculatorBuilding

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Weatherization Program Impacts ReportPolicy2019

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Weatherization Program Impacts ReportPolicy2019

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Wind and Solar in Anaktuvuk Pass ReportEnergy2012

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Window Replacement Payback CalculatorBuilding

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