Resource Links

Cold Climate Housing Research Center

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is an industry based, non-profit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost effective building technologies for Alaska and the world’s cold climate regions. [go there]

University of Alaska Fairbanks CES Alaska Energy and Housing

The Housing Program for UAF’s Cooperative Extension Service’s mission is to objectively bring the best possible housing technology information to Alaskan home owners and builders. Using the research facilities of the University and the national research networks of Federal institutions and private corporations, Extension tries to bring you through newsletters, publications, and personal consultations in education, the best information we can provide on housing technology. Publishers of the Solar Design Manual for Alaska, available for order on this site. [go there]

Alaska Energy Efficiency Clearing House
Alaska Energy Efficiency dot org is a statewide clearinghouse and one stop shop to the world of energy efficiency in Alaska. The website was formed by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Working Group. Find a calendar of events, links to information for trades, homeowners, teachers, students, and much more! [go there]

Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is a self-supporting public corporation with offices in 16 communities throughout Alaska. Our mission is to provide Alaskans access to safe, quality, affordable housing. [go there]

Interior Alaska Building Association
The Interior Alaska Building Association’s mission is to promote safe, durable and affordable housing while coordinating all fields related to the building industry for the benefit of our community and the industry as a whole. [go there]

Anchorage Home Builders Association
The Anchorage Home Builders Association’s is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to promote safe and affordable housing. We accomplish this by educating our members to be professional and ethical business people, as well as acting as advocates for the interests of homeowners. [go there]

Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association
The Southeast Alaska Building Industry (SABIA) is a non-profit trade association which was formed in 1977 (under the former name of The Home Builders Association of Juneau) to promote the building industry in Southeast Alaska. The SABIA is affiliated with the Alaska State Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. In conjunction with these organizations, the SABIA forms an industry network which effectively represents the building industry on local, state, and national levels. [go there]

Mat-Su Home Builders Association
The Mat-Su Home Builder Association mission is to promote safe, durable and affordable housing while coordinating all fields related to the building industry for the benefit of our community and the industry as a whole. [go there]

Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association
The Southern Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association of local contractors and related businesses recognized as the voice of the community, for the promotion of quality, education, professionalism and excellence in the building industry. [go there]

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
ACEEE serves as an education and research network for energy policy and efficiency. [go there]

Energy Star
Listings of energy-efficient products & stores selling them; how-to manuals. [go there]

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy’s premier laboratory for renewable energy research and development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D. [go there]

EPA Indoor Air Quality Webpage
US EPA website dealing with all kinds of indoor air quality issues. [go there]

AK Energy Efficiency Info for Teachers
AK Energy efficiency provides links for teachers to lesson plans and other helpful information to use in your classroom. [go there]

BuildingGreen
Promotes the understanding, development and implementation of green building policies, programs, technologies, standards and design practices. [go there]

US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings accessible to everyone within a generation. This is the place to: Certify your green building Join USGBC as an organization Join a chapter as an individual Sign up for educational courses Become a LEED AP [go there]

Cascadia Green Building Council
The local chapter of the USGBC. [go there]

American Indoor Air Quality Council
The American Indoor Air Quality Council promotes awareness, education, and certification in the field of Indoor Air Quality through sharing, learning, and networking. [go there]

Building Science 
This website offers articles written on such subjects as SIPS Panels, moisture control, and other building science issues. [go there]

Affordable Comfort
Affordable Comfort homepage information about upcoming conferences and events. [go there]

US Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy [go there]

Alliance to Save Energy
Mission promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. [go there]

Energy and Environmental Building Association
EEBA is an international non-profit group dedicated to energy-efficient design, construction, and environmentally responsible development. With a mission of providing education and resources to transform the residential design and construction industry to profitably deliver energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and communities. [go there]

American Lung Association – Health House
The American Lung Association Health House program is training Native American housing directors, environmental professionals and public health professionals how to build new homes and remediate existing homes on tribal lands according to the stringent Health House builder guidelines, recognized as some of the industry’s toughest and best for health indoor air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability. [go there]

Environmental Design & Construction Magazine
Environmental Design and Construction covers all aspects of environmentally sound building and design & construction including recycled building products, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, indoor air quality, systems of waste disposal and re-use, and more. The magazine is sent to 18,000 architects, interior designers, building contractors, spec writers, engineers, and others in the design and construction fields who are buying and spcifying environmentally sound building materials. [go there]

Alaska Works Partnership
Alaska Works partnership is conduction a variety of Weatherization related trainings and is working in partnership with ABSN to train a number of workers in a number of our 48 communities throughout 2011. [go there]