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Demonstration Sites
Builder sites where PATH assesses and evaluates technologies being used in housing, typically involve more units
and technologies than evaluation sites.

The Diffusion of Innovation in the Residential Building Industry January 2004
This study identifies the types of home building firms that are more likely to adopt innovation at various stages. The results will directly assist PATH and others in determining the most effective mechanisms for accelerating the technology adoption process.

Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
This easy-to-use Web-based tool will help you integrate energy efficiency into your remodeling or rehab project. It provides recommended energy efficiency measures for most types of rehab projects, as well as the associated costs, energy savings and additional benefits of incorporating the measures.

Field Evalulations
Builder sites where PATH assesses and evaluates technologies being used in housing.

NEST: National Economic Service-life Tools
NEST is a set of tools and resources designed to help homeowners choose the right amount of durability for their homes. By examining factors such as the structure, location, materials, and age of a house, NEST can find the durable materials that will help to maintain a home at the lowest cost.

*NEW* PATH Technologies that Benefit Fire Reconstruction Efforts in California
Technologies to increase the fire resistance of the home or development, reduce the time it will take to redevelop and rebuild, reduce the cost of rebuilding. Some of these technologies even increase earthquake resistance.

Quality Articles from NAHB RC

Quality Programs for Builders
Resources for builders on quality building.

Technology Inventory
Source of information on technological innovations in the housing industry.

Technology Stories
Success stories gathered by PATH to demonstrate the use of new housing technologies.

Technical information resource, a service of the NAHB Research Center, funded by private industry and HUD through PATH.

PATH Top 10 Technologies
The Top 10 Technologies are practical, easy-to-use building technologies that are on the edge of industry acceptance and are quickly gaining importance as builders experience the benefits of using these advanced innovations.

Content updated on 2/27/2004

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