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Alaska cold climate center gets grant to expand

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Cold Climate Housing Research Center is getting a grant to build a $2 million addition that will expand its research and testing space by 50 percent.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the new space will include offices, classroom space and room for design and research.

The money is coming from the federal Economic Development Administration, part of the Department of Commerce, in addition to a $100,000 contribution from the Wallace Foundation.

The nonprofit housing research center is on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and tests a number of construction techniques related to extreme temperatures.



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