ALASKA ECO-HOME DESIGN APPROACHES

 
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Alaska's unique environment means you should take into account the following factors when buying our renovating your home. Home sustainability - the Alaska way.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS : Alaska's subarctic XX climate

“A subarctic climate is defined as a region with 12,600 heating degree days (65° basis) or more.”

(Source: Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.3. Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County – August 2015)

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Key Eco-Friendly Strategies for Alaska

Homes located in subarctic climates require substantial heating in order to maintain a comfortable living environment. Therefore, a key strategy to reduce the environmental impact of these homes focuses on improving the enclosure and efficiency of water and air heating systems.

  • Improve the insulation of walls and attics to reduce warm air loss
  • Install Programmable and Smart Thermostats that only use heating when required
  • Upgrade your water heater with an on-demand system
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REBATES For home sustainability projects in Alaska

  • Alaska has tax credits that can be applied to home improvements that make your home more eco-friendly and sustainable. These incentives can be found here.
Evan Morrison