Competition Archive

Teams were required to submit a portfolio for the design ideas competition, which consisted of design documents, a narrative, team sustainability statement and proposed research topics for testing products or building material, design concepts and ideas.

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Team Criteria

Course Credit Option


Judging Criteria/Basis

Awards or Prizes


Additional Resources


Materials pertaining to sustainable community design and northern building science will be distributed or links provided throughout the course. Assignments will be discussed in class and distributed electronically and/or in class. Guidelines for Student Design Competition will be handed out and discussed at the first class.


CCHRC Challenges Video - learn more about what drives us at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.

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2009-2010 Alaska Housewise, Alaska HomeWise is a half-hour radio program produced by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and CCHRC. The program features topics on proper building techniques, building materials, saving energy, saving money and living ‘green.’ The first half of the show is an interview with an expert on one topic. The second half of the show is a question/answer session with one of the CCHRC’s building and energy experts.

CCHRC Energy Usage Calculator

CCHRC Research Documents: A full collection of their guides, reports, videos and other publications related to building in Alaska

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