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.

Learn more about HUD National Healthy Homes Month Here!

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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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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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