Alaskan Nonprofit Creates Innovative Housing Solutions to Address Climate Change

Remote and economically distressed areas in Alaska are battling the effects of extreme effects of climate change on housing. The nonprofit Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is pioneering sustainable and resilient architecture to prepare for the future. It has built 22 prototypes that can withstand high winds, extreme snowfall, and temperature swings. “If we cannot predict what the climate is going to do, then all of our architecture should be adapted,” says Aaron Cooke, CCHRC architect. “Your building has to be able to change.”

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