Alaska Craftsman Home Program (ACHP)
Location & Contact:
3400 Spenard Rd., Ste 9Anchorage, AK 99503
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Alaska Craftsman Home Program
Teaching Alaskans to conserve energy and save money
ACHP is an educational building industry alliance that promotes energy efficient housing in Alaska that is cost effective, healthy and durable.
ACHP teaches energy efficiency courses for homeowners and building industry professionals throughout the state of Alaska. We provide continuing education for builders, realtors, home inspectors, appraisers, architects, engineers, mechanical administrators and more.
ACHP offers FREE courses in 2 hour, 4 hour, 8 hour and 16 hour blocks. We also provide RESNET testing, BPI Building Analyst training & testing, and training required to obtain a residential endorsement in the State of Alaska.
2 hour homeowner courses include:
First Steps: Building Science Basics
How to Choose a Contractor
Finding & Fixing Air Leaks
Preventing Ice Dams
Energy Savings with Lighting & Appliances
Heating & Hot Water Choices
Evaluating Doors & Windows
Insulating for Savings and Comfort
Healthy Indoor Air through Ventilation
4-16 hour Professional courses include:
Best Practice: Crawlspace Ventilation
Building Energy Efficiency Standard (BEES)
Heating Systems for Contractors (Understanding AHFC Programs)
BPI Building Analyst Prep Course
Advanced Cold Climate Homebuilding Techniques
Basic & Advanced Blower Door
All of the workshops developed and taught by ACHP are designed specifically for northern regions. These regions have very diverse climatic zones with extreme temperatures, as well as precipitation, soil, and cultural differences. All of these factors must be taken into consideration when designing workshop programs and building standards to meet the demands of every zone. For this reason, ACHP has developed manuals for each of the workshops, along with curriculum materials, to address these regional requirements.