The Product Testing Lab opened in 2008 to evaluate a wide variety of building products and systems, from heating appliances to window shutters to firewood.
The lab works with other research organizations, testing labs, and industry to define testing objectives and protocols. The goal is to determine the performance and durability of building products in cold regions.
The PTL is a scientific lab designed to fairly and objectively distinguish high-performance products. Research topics are partially influenced by partners, industry members, and other research organizations.
The lab was built with generous support from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, the Wallace Research Foundation, and CCHRC members.
The Product Testing Team