This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

October 30, 2002

Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC)

The CCHRC facilitates the development, use, and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for Alaska and the world's cold climate regions. According to the CCHRC, Alaska makes an excellent testing ground for cold climate technologies, especially since its cold season lasts six months or longer. Its Web site features information on past and current research projects. The CCHRC was developed by the Alaska State Home Builders Association.