A version of this article appears in the July/August 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
July 01, 2007
For weatherization professionals in the country's northernmost state, half the job is just getting there.
The state of Alaska comprises 570,000 square miles of wild and rugged landscape. There are extremely different climate regions within the state, with heating degree-days ranging from as low as 7,100 in the southern regions to over 21,000 at the arctic north slope, posing widely different challenges for weatherization programs and for residential construction in general. The far north and the interior regions are extremely cold and dry.
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