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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • Community Energy Lecture Series: Low-Energy Housing Prototypes: Lessons from Buckland, Atmautluak, Fairbanks and Galena

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Blue Loon (2999 Parks Highway)

Speaker: Aaron Cooke, Project Manager/Architectural Designer, Cold Climate Housing Research Center

Alaska faces unique housing challenges including degrading permafrost, high energy costs, logistical barriers for remote communities, and an unforgiving physical environment. This makes it an ideal testing ground for new approaches to design and construction of homes. The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) works with communities to design and build experimental prototype homes that address issues of building science, durability, and affordability.

Join us on November 19th to hear CCHRC share design strategies, data, and lessons learned from recent prototype homes built in Buckland, Atmautluak, and right here in Fairbanks.


Photo Caption:  Community members building a prototype home.

Photo courtesy of CCHRC