Home Innovation to Study Mineral Fiber Batts Life Expectancy


WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Home Innovation Research Labs needs samples of exterior wall batt-type materials (excluding acoustical insulation) for a life expectancy research study that will assess the physical condition and thermal property of in situ wall insulation. The research study will include fiberglass and rock wool (stone wool) batts that have been in service for at least 30 years. The batts must have manufacturer’s identification markings identifying its R-value. Home Innovation will provide $250 per sample, per house in exchange for qualifying insulation samples with associated documentation.

For all the details, check out this summary. Sample materials are needed by July 31, 2015. If you are interested and think you could provide eligible samples for this research, please call Home Innovation at 800.638.8556 (ask for Sasha McAlpin) or contact us online.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be “Home Innovation Research Labs.” In subsequent mentions, “Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.

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