High Performing Buildings - Winter 2012 - (Page 18)
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Winter days with little to no sunlight, frigid temperatures and reliance on expensive fuel oil for heat might seem to be insurmountable obstacles to building sustainable, energy-efficient structures in Alaska. But the Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) in Fairbanks, Alaska, proves otherwise. The Research and Testing Facility, housed in the farthest north LEED Platinum building in the world, is a living laboratory for arctic building science and energy research.
18 HIGH PERFORMING BUILDINGS Winter 2012
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