Home Innovation News

September 22, 2011 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Michelle Roberts of Owens Corning Joins Home Innovation Research Labs Board of Directors

Earlier this year, Michelle Roberts, Business Development Leader within the Corporate Sustainability Group of Owens Corning, was selected to sit on the Home Innovation Research Labs Board of Directors. Home Innovation Labs, a third-party testing and certification firm, is an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders.

As a voting public representative on the Board of Directors, Roberts will help advise management on development opportunities for Home Innovation's consulting, engineering, market research, testing, and certification lines of business. Michael Luzier, president and CEO of Home Innovation Research Labs, sees Roberts' addition to the Board as a huge asset and an enhancement of the company's position within the residential construction industry.

"Michelle brings with her a very deep understanding of our industry as well as a vast network of meaningful relationships with key players in every industry segment," said Luzier. "The expertise she has cultivated through her work at Owens Corning in material selection and construction specifications, as well as the building science behind improving the performance and efficiency of the building envelope, makes her uniquely qualified to understand the services we provide our clients. Her connectedness to the architect and multifamily building segments of our industry is another key asset in helping us communicate our value proposition to target audiences."

For more information on Home Innovation Research Labs and the services it provides to builders, product manufacturers, and government agencies, visit www.homeinnovation.com.

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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.