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Efficiency Upgrades in Tribal Buildings

CCHRC is working with three communities to act on recommendations from energy audits of local community buildings. In these projects, CCHRC staff and local partners are documenting current conditions of buildings, creating scopes of work for high payback energy efficiency improvements, completing the improvements, and conducting outreach on energy efficiency. Project staff are tracking energy…

Tanana Chiefs Conference – Technical Assistance Projects

The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Rural Energy Department focuses on community-wide energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy efficiency buildings projects. CCHRC provides technical assistance to TCC to document the scope and resulting savings of energy projects in Interior Alaska tribal communities. Resources TitleTypeResource LinkHoly Cross Energy Project Final ReportReportsDownload Holy Cross Energy Project PosterPosterDownload Huslia…

Incentivizing Cold-Climate Efficiency in Juneau

This pilot thermalize program will install ductless heat pumps and energy efficiency retrofits in Juneau homes and buildings to evaluate the best options for the community of Juneau to attain it’s 80% renewable energy goal by 2045. Enrolled households and businesses can choose to either install a ductless heat pump or both a heat pump…

Alaska Healthy Homes

CCHRC is assisting several locations in Alaska with healthy homes remediation. These projects provide healthy housing surveys that identify health and safety hazards, accessibility shortcomings, energy inefficiencies, and other issues. These surveys are the basis for follow on healthy housing education and remediation. CCHRC staff provide support and training in grant management, environmental reviews, healthy…

Point Lay Houses

Navigating the New Arctic: Ice-Rich Permafrost Systems

The Navigating the New Arctic: Ice Rich Permafrost Systems project will look at both landscape evolution and adaptation to change in northern Alaska as permafrost evolves in the warming climate. Changes in the Arctic affect natural, social, and built environments. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, looks at how changes in climate, snow,…

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Community Sustainability Models

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Community Sustainability Models CCHRC worked with WHPacific and Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative to create community sustainability models for villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The goal was to identify shared services in areas such as health, transportation, education, sanitation, housing and energy that could reduce the cost of living in the region, and…

Mountain Village Small Home Design

Mountain Village Small Home Design CCHRC is working with the Asa’carsarmiut Tribal Council in the lower Yukon community of Mountain Village to design a small “starter home” as an alternative to the standard 3-bedroom home found in most of rural Alaska. The home will be geared toward young couples, elders, and singles and can expand…