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Group developing efficient homes for rural Alaska

...more of them for themselves. In 2008, the CCHRC began its Sustainable Northern Shelter Program. CCHRC designs sustainable home technology, with...local crews to get the homes built. In fact, CCHRC officials don't actually build the homes...
UAF tests novel designs at new student housing

...Climate Housing Research Center, was joking - but not by much. CCHRC and UAF are joining together to build a new student housing...not only for its ambitions, but for how it has developed. CCHRC sought design ideas from UAF students last fall, and the winning...
Researchers test the energy potential of winter sunlight

...up at 11 a.m. The air was thick with ice fog. This fall, CCHRC installed four tracking arrays of photovoltaic solar rely on the sun in the summer and wood in the winter. But CCHRC is a research facility, and Hebert and research director John...
UAF unveils cold weather housing experiment

...ahead as a model for efficient cold-weather construction."This is an example of what's possible - just a small one," CCHRC President Jack Hebert told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( .Using a combination of student...
Study: Heat pumps make sense in Juneau

...heating source," said Colin Craven, head of product testing at CCHRC.In communities with inexpensive hydro electricity, the pumps...system was installed at Weller Elementary School a year ago, and CCHRC plans to install a pump next year for continuing research.
'Solar battery' gets tryout in Fairbanks building near university high as 180 degrees. Tubes filled with glycol will transfer heat into the building and a radiant floor heating system.CCHRC has collected electricity from a 10 solar panels since 2008. Fairbanks is productive spot for sunlight, Grunau said."The...
Modern use of traditional architecture explored

...Climate Housing Research Center, while attending a conference on sustainable housing in Nome, and soon thereafter joined the CCHRC in creating a prototype sustainable home in Anaktuvuk Pass. The model home is banked into the ground, like a traditional sod...


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