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.
Having a voice in housing and energy policy is essential to creating change in the housing and construction realm. The Policy Research program supports the CCHRC mission through research, consulting, advocacy, and information systems development.
Policy projects are closely engaged with agencies and policy makers to ensure that housing policies reflect good building science.
Our team provides policy research and support to the Alaska State Legislature and Governor’s Office, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Our projects have:
- improved the home energy rating standards used by builders, energy rates and lenders
- guided the development of statewide energy efficiency policies
- informed policymakers and housing athorities at local, state and federal levels about the state of housing in Alaska
- developed data collection capabilities for answering vital, long-term building science, economic, and policy questions
The Policy Research Team