NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks

NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks is NREL's northernmost campus.

NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks

955 Draanjik Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775

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NREL's Far-North Campus

In 2020, the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, joined NREL to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy in extreme climates, address Arctic and climate-threatened communities, and expand NREL's wealth of experience in building technologies.

Housed in the farthest-north LEED Platinum building in the world, NREL Alaska's facilities showcase clean energy technologies such as solar, geothermal, air source heat pumps, biomass, and thermal storage. Alaska's extreme climate—combined with its remote communities, lack of infrastructure, and abundant renewable resources—offers tremendous opportunities to solve the sustainability challenges faced by the rest of the world.

NREL's Alaska campus focus is on the built environment and includes building science research, sustainable home design, and social and economic research. Central to its mission is engaging with local and Indigenous people to incorporate traditional knowledge into technology solutions.

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Visitor Information and Security Procedures

Virtual tours of NREL's Alaska Campus in Fairbanks are offered monthly. For in-person tours, you must check in ahead of time and follow all security requirements and safety protocols. Contact Molly Rettig for more information.