|2015 CCHRC Project Map||
Check out CCHRC projects across the state on this interactive map!
|ARIS Development||CCHRC manages the Alaska Retrofit Information System (ARIS) for AHFC. ARIS is a database of information on housing size, cost, energy use, and more for over 75,000 housing units in Alaska. It can be used as a tool for planning housing and energy policies and programs.|
In an effort to address these issues CCHRC developed the BrHEAThe system in 2011. BrHEAThe is a combined heating and ventilation system which uses one distribution system to provide fresh air and space heating to high-performance homes in cold climates.
|Certified Alaska Tough||Certified Alaska Tough distinguishes building products that can withstand the extreme climate conditions of Alaska, while meeting strict energy efficiency standards.|
|Designs for Rural Alaska Walls||
Monitoring CCHRC demonstration homes for efficiency and moisture infiltration several years after construction.
|DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects||These projects seek to reduce and stabilize energy costs of tribal buildings in four different communities in Southwest Alaska.|
|Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) in Cold Climates||
Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) are whole house ventilation systems that exchange stale indoor air with fresh outside air, recovering both heat and moisture from the indoor air to save energy. They have the potential to improve indoor air quality in a cold dry climate like Interior Alaska.
|Ground Source Heat Pump Demonstration at CCHRC||
Long-term test of a ground source heat pump at CCHRC's facility in Fairbanks to study performance in cold soils.
|Holistic Pilot Project in Oscarville||
Bringing local communities together with development professionals to tackle the energy, housing, and infrastructure challenges in rural Alaska.
As Newtok is forced to move bcause of encroaching erosion, CCHRC is helping residents design healthy, energy efficient homes at the new village site, Mertarvik.
|Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS)||
CCHRC worked with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Lifewater Engineering to develop a simple in-home sanitation system for Kivalina to replace hauled water and honey buckets.
|Residential Indoor Air Quality Study||This project looks at new ventilation standards and recent IAQ research findings in ventilation to help inform homebuilders, architects, engineers, and other housing professionals.|
|Safe Effective Affordable Retrofits||
Testing a new batch of wall systems that can provide affordable retrofit options.
|Sustainable Northern Communities Monitoring||
The Sustainable Northern Communities program aims to develop energy efficient, affordable, healthy housing that fits the climate and culture of Alaska communities. SNC brings together local residents, tribal governments, state and federal agencies, housing authorities, and other partners. CCHRC monitors the prototype homes to troubleshoot and improve designs.
|Thermal Storage Demonstration at CCHRC||CCHRC is demonstrating a thermal storage system that uses water to seasonally store energy from the sun. Click here for live data!|