|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. The ARIS database includes info on size, cost, energy use, and more for over 75,000 housing units in Alaska. It is a valuable tool for 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.
|BrHEAThe with Air Source Heat Pump||CCHRC is testing how an air source heat pump can be integrated into a heating and ventilation system in high efficiency homes.|
|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.
|Garage Wall Analysis||CCHRC is looking at attached garages to see if they adequately prevent pollutants from entering the house.|
|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 and agencies together to tackle energy, housing, and infrastructure challenges in rural Alaska.
As Newtok is threatened by melting permafrost and coastal erosion, CCHRC is helping residents design healthy, energy efficient homes at the new village site, Mertarvik.
|Portable Alternative Sanitation System (PASS)||
Affordable in-home sanitation for homes without running water and sewer.
|Public Safety Officer Housing||CCHRC is helping several villages bring much-needed law enforcement to town through building affordable, energy-efficient homes.|
|Residential Indoor Air Quality Study||How new ventilation standards are informing 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||We're using a massive tank of water to store energy from the sun. Click here for live data!|
|Vacuum Insulated Panel Test||CCHRC is testing how Vacuum Insulated Panels can be assembled to achieve extremely high R-values in cold climate homes.|
|Weatherization & Rebate Program Impacts Report||An overview of the impacts of the Home Energy Rebate and Weatherization programs and success in accomplishing legislative goals:|