Innovative Housing Design & Research
Promoting and advancing the development of healthy, durable, and sustainable shelter for Alaskans and other circumpolar people.
Pioneers in Extreme Environments
June is National Healthy Homes Month!
Each June, National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) brings together its partners, including grantees, community-based and faith-based organizations, industry, state, tribal, local governments, health care providers, and many others, around two common goals. Coordinated by OLHCHH, their aims are:
to increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall principles of a healthy home, especially for low-income populations
to encourage residents to take steps for safe and healthy homes.
Especially given the challenges forced by the ongoing pandemic, it is vital to communicate to residents about no-cost or low-cost steps that families, especially those with children and older residents, should consider.
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.