PATH Tools for Manufacturers
PATH works with government research laboratories to develop unbiased data on housing technologies, bridging the gap between broader background knowledge and performance of developed technologies.
Background ResearchPATH encourages the development of knowledge about housing applications.
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.
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.
PATH developed resources to ensure that outdated building codes do not keep a product from entering the marketplace.
Standards and Metrics
PATH supports major studies to judge the capacities and characteristics of new and existing technologies through partnerships with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Technology DevelopmentPATH supports technology development through agreements with trade associations and research groups.
PATH's Technology Inventory identifies emerging technologies in a wide range of categories to facilitate their speedy market introduction.
Analyses of commercialized technologies that have (or have not) significantly penetrated the market.
PATH program to identify new housing technologies and aid in their development.
PATH works to keep the homebuilding industry informed of global technological changes by monitoring relevant sectors and forecasting potential applications.
Builder's success stories gathered by PATH to demonstrate the use of new housing technologies.
Content updated on 1/28/2004