Pioneers in Extreme Environments

CCHRC Joins National Renewable Energy Laboratory!

CCHRC joined forces with NREL to expand research and testing in Alaska and the circumpolar north. Our two organizations share complementary research in whole-building energy use, building energy system integration, health and indoor air quality, as well as energy technology design and deployment in extreme and rural environments.
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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.

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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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Dew Point CalculatorBuilding

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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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