CCHRC Housing

915 Draanjik Drive Units 1-4

Sustainable Village
Photo by JR Ancheta, UAF University Relations

CCHRC housing was a collaboration between the UAF Office of Sustainability and the nonprofit Cold Climate Housing Research Center. Their use as student housing through UAF Residence Life was discontinued in fall 2019.

Students were involved in designing and building the village of four 1,600-square-foot, four-bedroom homes on UAF property near the CCHRC headquarters. 

Each house has a unique combination of wall assembly, foundation and heating and ventilation systems. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, who now occupy the CCHRC building, monitor each home for energy consumption, electricity use, indoor air quality and ground temperature.