The video above provides an overview of HVI and the benefits of HVI-Certified mechanical ventilation products.  For additional educational information, visit the Publications section of this website.

 

Founded in 1955, HVI certifies a wide range of home ventilating products manufactured by companies located throughout the world which produce the vast majority of the residential ventilation products sold in North America including:

 

 

  HVI-Certified Performance Parameters
Product Category Airflow
(cfm)
Sound
(sones)
Energy
(watts)
Lighting
Bathroom exhaust fan
Downdraft kitchen exhauster    
Energy recovery ventilator    
Heat recovery ventilator    
Inline fan  
Integrated supply and exhaust ventilator    
Kitchen exhaust fan
Kitchen range hood
Powered attic ventilator    
Remote exterior mounted ventilator    
Static vent      
Utility room exhaust fan
Whole house comfort ventilator    

The Certified Rating Programs of HVI were created to provide a fair and credible method of comparing ventilation performance of similar products. Products must be tested to qualify for certification, plus a random verification testing program ensures that the products continue to meet their certified performance ratings. All testing for certification and verification is performed by third-party laboratories independent of any manufacturer. The test procedures are developed by HVI members and based on internationally recognized standards. A complete list of HVI-Certified Products can be found in the HVI-Certified Products Directory.

HVI Certification is accepted and recognized as the preferred method of performance assurance by many agencies including:

For additional information about HVI, please click on the following links:

HVI History

HVI Mission and Goals

HVI Board of Directors
An introduction to the driving force behind HVI, the Board of Directors.

HVI Distinguished Service Award
The HVI Distinguished Service Award is awarded annually at the HVI Spring meeting by the Board of Directors to distinguished representatives and partners of HVI who have served the industry and the organization well.

The Future of HVI Award
The Future of HVI Award is awarded annually at the HVI Spring meeting by the Board of Directors to individuals currently involved in leadership or committee/task group activities who set a strong example for other volunteer leaders.

HVI Staff
Meet and contact the HVI team.


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