Title - Activities - Field Evaluations

PATH supports background research for new housing technologies, but additional studies are required to judge the capacities and characteristics of technologies already in use within the home building industry. Such research is critical to improving the state of housing technology.

Field Evaluations are conducted to assess and evaluate PATH-identified technologies, those technologies listed in the Technology Inventory that are on the market and show potential for shaping the way America builds. As part of the evaluations, PATH works with innovative builders to integrate selected technologies into the design; to measure the cost of incorporating the technologies; to evaluate how well technologies are accepted by builders, construction trade groups, and homeowners; and to measure technologies' performance.

Field Evaluations generally are limited to a few housing units and a few technologies. Larger projects fall under PATH's Demonstration Sites and National Pilots. Click on any of the cities below for a brief description of current projects, or click here to access the information using a map.

Albertville, Alabama

Anne Arundel, Maryland

Atkinson, New Hampshire

Bowie, Maryland

Dallas, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Freehold Township, New Jersey

Hailey, Idaho

Henderson, Nevada

La Plata, Maryland

Lexington, North Carolina

Mexico, Missouri

Plano, Texas

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Model reMODEL

Rougement, North Carolina

San Diego, California

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Schenectady, New York

Seattle, Washington

Tucson, Arizona


Submit a Technology to PATH's Technology Inventory

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

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

Contact Information

NAHB Research Center
Bob Fuller
400 Prince George's Boulevard
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
Tel 301 430-6216
Fax 301 430-6183
Toll Free 800 638-8556

Dana Bres
451 7th Street, SW, Room 8134
Washington, DC 20410-0001
(202) 708-4370

Content updated on 4/18/2003