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.
Reflective Insulation Study
There are many insulation products on the market that proclaim the benefits of reflective layers or radiant barriers, such as a metal foil skin. Some of these claims are extraordinary and require scrutiny. Reflective layers are known to be effective in reducing solar heat gain in hot, sunny climates, but can they help us in the frigid north? This project will examine the effectiveness of reflective insulations in cold climate construction.