Home Innovation Research Labs

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Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and Improving Homes

Home Innovation Research Labs helps its clients in the residential construction industry overcome barriers to innovation so that they can improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products.

Founded in 1964, Home Innovation Research Labs is an independent subsidiary of the NAHB. It originated as a small product testing laboratory and has since grown to become a full-service market research, consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry.

Home Innovation Research Labs is the certifying agency for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard.

Clients of Home Innovation Research Labs include stakeholders working in every aspect of the home building industry, including builders and remodelers, product manufacturers, trade associations, and government agencies.

Home Innovation Research Labs is headquartered in Upper Marlboro, Md., where its 25-acre research campus includes a state-of-the-art product testing laboratory and market research facility, as well as several outdoor evaluation areas.

Over its 50-year history, Home Innovation Research Labs has been integral in solving many of the home building industry’s most difficult product and technology challenges and has helped to introduce some of its most beneficial innovations.

Find out more about Home Innovation Research Labs by visiting HomeInnovation.com.