Testing setup of structural insulated panel racking

Research and Labs

Among other activities, the PHRC provides Research and Development services to the home building industry in order to improve the quality and affordability of housing and to promote sustainability and energy efficiency in residential construction. The PHRC conducts various types of applied research to support housing-related building product manufacturers in their efforts to improve product performance to today’s standards.

Laboratory Facilities

Research Thrust Areas

Research Affiliations

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The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu