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. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, Home Innovation's team has been integral in solving many of its client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction.
Home Innovation’s outdoor structures report tracks materials purchased for decks, patios, walkways, porches, docks, and piers.
Ed Hudson, Home Innovation Research Labs’ director, analyzes data from a builder survey on off-site predictions.
The average number of interior lighting fixtures per new single-family detached house grew from 27 fixtures in 2005 to 37 in 2018 fixtures.
A recent Home Innovation Research Labs survey finds the decrease in average new-home size is driven primarily by changing demographics.
Surveys show the pace of transition from on-site to off-site construction is picking up.