Who We Are

The Alaska Building Science Network (ABSN) is a member supported association of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to promoting energy efficiency as an essential component of durable, safe and affordable housing in Alaska.

Our members include builders, energy raters, material suppliers, weatherization contractors, and other building industry members throughout Alaska and North America.

In professional and voluntary roles, we have been providing Alaskans with residential construction and energy efficient building services for over 20 years. Coming from areas as diverse as Juneau, Unalaska, Kotzebue, and the Railbelt, we share a common goal of keeping Alaskans up-to-date on issues affecting building science and energy efficiency.

ABSN is supported by a technical advisory committee featuring some of the most renowned building scientists in North America. Each of these advisory board members has offered his assistance to provide guidance and support in the development of our training materials and workshops.

ABSN publishes a quarterly newsletter and provides technical training workshops throughout Alaska. Many ABSN courses earn continuing education credits through the Alaska State Homebuilders Association and other certification agencies. ABSN can also put together teams of experts that can perform energy audits, make energy efficiency recommendations, and train construction crews, building owners, maintenance workers and occupants.

The Alaska Building Science Network is a not-for-profit membership organization, with a Board of Directors elected annually from the membership. As an association, ABSN is keenly responsive to the needs and interests of its members. Classes, technical support, marketing opportunities – they are all available when you join. To join ABSN just download the form and send it in.