ICC-ES PMG to verify products meet the National Plumbing Code of Canada
ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has formalized a working partnership to offer Canadian listings to Home Innovation Research Labs’ clients.
“Home Innovation clients whose products are certified by ICC-ES PMG know that code officials approve such products for installation with confidence,” said Dawn LaFleur-Qualley, Director, ICC-ES PMG. “With full certification by both organizations, the certification reports are more readily accepted in the U.S. as well as all provinces and territories in Canada.
Home Innovation Research Labs has been certifying plumbing products for more than 40 years. Its testing laboratory is accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) in the United States. Many Home Innovation clients need Canadian recognition to expand their market. This partnership allows manufacturers with U.S. certified products through Home Innovation to apply for product certification in accordance with the applicable Canadian standards as well as the National Plumbing Code of Canada. It also ensures the fastest certification turnaround time and the highest level of customer service for the participating manufacturers.
“This new offering brings our decades of testing, certification, and listing expertise, together with the outstanding reputation ICC-ES enjoys among code officials, to create the premier program for manufacturers’ certification and product listing needs,” said Chuck Arnold, Program Manager, Home Innovation Research Labs. “We are excited about collaborating with ICC-ES PMG to provide clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all their U.S. and Canadian listing needs.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES guidelines. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC Family of Companies. For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.
About Home Innovation Research Labs
Home Innovation Research Labs is a full-service, accredited research, testing, and consulting firm dedicated to improving the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Innovation team has been integral in solving many of its clients’ 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 – Home Innovation Research Labs helps clients find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry. For more information, visit www.homeinnovation.com.