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.
Hybrid Micro-Energy Project
CCHRC is actively participating in hybrid micro-energy research through this umbrella project, initially funded by a $500k grant from BP, designed to determine and demonstrate how a variety of renewable energy sources can be integrated together to power single family and residential cluster-scale energy demands in Alaska on a year-round basis. The solar photo-voltaic and thermal components of the HMEP have been operational at CCHRC's Research and Testing Facility and a wind turbine off-site since the fall of 2007. With a recent grant from the Denali Commission, HMEP is growing to encompass other energy technologies such as biomass gasification, geothermal heat pumps, and gas and wood fueled combined heat and power appliances.