The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is an industry based, non-profit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost effective building technologies for Alaska and the world’s cold climate regions. The Research Center was conceived and developed by members of the Alaska State Home Builders Association, representing over 1,200 building industry firms and groups, the largest per capita builders’ association in the nation. Ninety percent of CCHRC’s charter members are general contractors from across the state. The Alaska professional building community is highly regarded as a national leader in energy efficient housing design and construction.