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.
Building Six Star Homes in Anchorage
This project looked at the costs and benefits for builders to construct 6 Star homes in Southcentral Alaska. Through a market analysis, the study found that buyers are paying more for energy efficient homes (or roughly 3% more for a 6 Star home than a 5 Star home). It also looked at the most cost-effective ways for builders to achieve 6 Star, including adding more insulation to the attic, installing heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), and insulating slab-on-grade foundations. Results were presented to builders in Southcentral Alaska at four different venues in 2017.