Certification

Providing third-party proof for your product performance claims.

It is easy to make claims about product performance, but difficult to demonstrate it. As an accredited third-party test lab and a certification entity with nearly 50 years of experience, builders, product manufacturers, code officials and consumers look to us to confirm compliance with code requirements and claims about product performance. From plumbing to insulation, structural building components to green homes, our certification is proof of compliance. 

Green Homes and Products

Green Homes & Development

Certified for compliance with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), the only ANSI-approved consensus standard on green building, we certify new and remodeled green residential buildings and land development projects, and pre-approve building products for NGBS points.

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NGBS Green Certified Products

Green Certified Products

Home Innovation Research Labs NGBS Green Certified Product program bridges the gap between manufacturers who produce NGBS certified products and the builders/designers who want to use them in homes.

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Accessibility

Accessibility

Certifying that plumbing fixtures comply with the Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Standard (ICC/ANSI A117.1)

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Engineered Structural Wood

Engineered Structural Wood

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) has become a popular structural building material. Our certification program confirms its compliance with the PS2 standard as required by the building code.

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Insulation

Insulation

We certify the R-Value of insulation to assure builders and consumers that the product they selected will achieve the thermal performance expected. Our certification program covers mineral fiber batt and blanket, loose fill, and insulation for metal buildings.

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Our mark certifies that plumbing products – from sinks and tubs to showers and more – meet code-required standards for durability and performance.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Management Systems

Homes are complex and dynamic engineering systems with thousands of products assembled by dozens of different trade professionals. It’s easy to make mistakes. Our Home Innovation Quality Certified™ builders and trade contractors all demonstrate ongoing compliance with formal quality systems which improve customer satisfaction and drop dollars to the bottom line.

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Solid Surface Materials

Solid Surface Materials

Endorsed by the International Cast Polymer Association (ICPA), our certification verifies that products meet or exceed the performance requirements for key properties such as water resistance, colorfastness, stain resistance and lack of conspicuous seams.

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Product Testing Equipment

Custom Product Testing & Certification

Traditional building product certification programs establish the performance metrics for all products in your class, making you part of the crowd rather than a stand-out performer. Our custom Lab Tested program lets you identify the product attributes you want to substantiate for marketing purposes, then we help develop the appropriate third-party testing protocol.

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