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