Alaska Energy and Housing Program

Retrofit of 2 X 4 70s house with add-on wall option


Art Nash, Energy Specialist

Art is the UAF Cooperative Extension energy specialist. Prior, he served as a regional Extension educator and sat on Minnesota's northwest regional clean energy resource team steering committee. Art has worked with housing/energy construction while providing educational services in Fairbanks, Interior villages, Southcentral and Valdez since moving to Alaska in the early 90s.

Originally coming toAlaska trained and licensed insecondary social sciences teaching, Art has since obtained amaster’s in resource economics from UAF. Hisinterests include home energy/cost efficiency, Universal Home Design for disabled and aging residents, remote dwelling alternative energy production, community based energy development and the economic impacts of such projects.

Masonry heating stove in the home of Karl Kassel; very positive option for getting through hardest times of winter with renewable wood heating


Our 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 the best information we can provide on housing technology. As part of this outreach, Extension uses newsletters, publications and personal consultations in education.


The Energy and Housing Program operates out of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, although information can be picked up at most branch offices around Alaska.

We are located in the Cooperative Extension Service state office on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. We straddle the F11 and F12 boundary line on the campus map grid. You can also map CES on MapQuest.

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