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Cold Climate Housing Research Center Receives $500,000 DOE Energy Futures Grant for Innovative Housing Project

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) has been awarded a $500,000 Energy Futures grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC). 

Read the complete press release here.

CCHRC Classes presents:



April 29 – May 2, 2024, 8am  – 4:30pm

This comprehensive 32-hour training is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills necessary for weatherization renovation work. From essential health and safety practices to hands-on training in various techniques, participants will gain valuable insights into the field. The program also includes insightful tours to a window manufacturing facility and the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, providing a practical understanding of the industry.


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Recent CCHRC Projects

Our projects focus on circumpolar building science, government and industry policy, building designs and technical assistance for our partners.

Within this realm, we have built sustainable prototype houses, developed innovative renewable energy systems, and produced educational publications and multimedia for builders, homeowners, and policymakers.

A Library of Resources

Over the years, CCHRC has produced hundreds of publications, reports, building plans, newsletters and videos. As well as our popular “Ask a Builder” series of articles.

Visit our library to easily sort through years of informative resources that will help you build a sustainable and durable home in Alaska and throughout the circumpolar north.

All these resources are available in our library and are free to download.


TitleTopicYearResource Link
Alaska Housing Assessment 2018Policy2018

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Ground Source Heat Pump Performance Snapshot: Year 2Energy2015


North Slope Housing PrototypesDesign2015


Ventilation for Small Homes SnapshotVentilation2019


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