New Science

Progress is an unstoppable, transformative force. New technologies, product advances and globalization are arriving one on top of another at a dizzying pace. Innovation makes us more efficient, more productive and more connected. But there is a cost, and that cost is risk.

Through UL Research and the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute we are constantly learning New Science. The new information learned through this research is utilized to develop and improve UL Safety Standards that help ensure safety in the built environment and the safety of the products we use. New science is also an essential element when addressing new technologies through model code development.

Consumer and Educator Resources

To help keep you and your world safe, explore our range of articles and resources on key safety topics that affect us every day as consumers.

Fighting Fire with Science

Close Your Door comes as the result of over 10 years of research by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), proving that a closed door could potentially save lives in a fire.

UL XplorLabsTM

This educational platform is designed to encourage students to “solve through science.” Through interactive videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities, and creative classroom challenges.

Safety Smart®

A global educational program designed to improve children’s awareness and understanding of safety, health and environmental issues, and encourage changes in their behaviors.

Code Authorities, Designers, Specifiers, and Installers

To help keep you and your world safe, explore our range of articles and resources on key safety topics that affect us every day as consumers.


UL Product Spec is a powerful online search tool that helps you easily locate the UL certification information needed to achieve safe, sustainable code compliant installations.

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Sustainable Products Database-SPOTTM

Currently features more than 40,000 products, SPOT can help identify products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes and building rating system credits such as LEED v4 and the WELL Building Standard™.

Architectural Services

Free self service tools and resources are available for architects. Subject matter experts are available to provide enhanced technical assistance to achieve code compliance. Topics include details to meet fire-resistance ratings, evaluation reports, green design, plus Architect Chat–UL’s exclusive direct connection to subject matter experts.

Technical Information Library

Technical white papers on a wide range of topics of interest to code authorities, designers, and installers can be found here.

If further assistance is needed related to this important topic, please visit our website or contact a member of our Codes and Advisory Services staff. For all other inquiries, please contact UL’s Customer Service Professionals at 1+877.854.3577 (1+877.ULHelps) or email: