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Researchers test the energy potential of winter sunlight

...combination with biomass energy for a reliable renewable energy source. "That was the whole idea," said center president Jack Hebert on the day before winter solstice. "Why not start this thing on the coldest, darkest day of the year?" On Thursday...
Group developing efficient homes for rural Alaska

...rural Alaska communities can be a difficult task that is compounded by the prohibitively high costs. In Fairbanks, Jack Hebert and a team of engineers with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center are rising to the challenge, designing and building...
Research center on building in cold climates wins funding area that can be used by the Institute of Northern Engineers for structural testing and seismic testing," said Jack Hebert, who is heading up the project. "We are also going to have an environmental lab that will simulate different conditions...
UAF unveils cold weather housing experiment

...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 suggestions...
New dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks will allow students to act as efficiency researchers

...and 6 people. "It just seemed like a wonderful opportunity," said Cold Climate Housing Research Center President Jack Hebert, whose organization is partnering with the university on the project. The village, which will be on a roughly 60-acre...
2 test homes to be built in remote Alaska villages

...while the design allows for foam insulation to be sprayed from the inside for easier construction in wet weather, said Jack Hebert, president and CEO of the research center. The potential savings are even greater in the North Slope, where building...
Alaska editorial: Built for Alaska

...Fairbanks, built in Kenai? Even before the homes go up, there's more hope they'll stand up to many Alaska winters.Jack Hebert, head of the climate center, calls them "thermal envelopes," a comforting image for cold nights on the Kuskokwim...
University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help plan housing project focused on sustainability, low operating cost

...system that purifies water using plants, snails and microorganisms.Cold Climate Housing Research Center President Jack Hebert said concepts suggested by the students will be reviewed to make sure they fit within the budget and overall vision...
Escape shelter designed for Newtok residents

...INVOLVED Also last year, the planning group invited the nonprofit housing research center to design the shelter, said Jack Hebert, the center's CEO and president. The research center, which pursues sustainable building techniques in cold environments...
UAF tests novel designs at new student housing

...massive air compressor chugged to a halt Friday morning at a construction site near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Jack Hebert said with a smile that it would be the last time any fossil fuel would be used there.Hebert, the president of the...


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