1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214 Phone: (855) HVI-VENT (855.484.8368)
Wauconda, Illinois 60084 USA Fax: (480) 559-9722
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June 22, 2011 Contact: Kim Collins
   
 

HVI Becomes ANSI-Accredited

(Wauconda, Illinois) — The Home Ventilating Institute was awarded the distinction of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation this spring for its Certification Program for Ventilating Fan Products. "This is an important recognition of our industry leading certification program," said Jim Boldt, HVI Chairman. HVI continues to be the preferred and preeminent residential ventilation certification program for ENERGY STAR and federal and state building codes. Consumers, inspectors, architects and builders can be assured that the HVI-Certified products will perform per the certified ratings.

According to their website, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provides accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 for product certification programs to ensure that the marketplace can gain confidence for their activities. The program is overseen by the ANSI Product Certification Accreditation Committee (ACC), established by the ANSI Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the committee include approving the key policy documents, reviewing the process of evaluation, accreditation decisions, and monitoring/auditing programs.

The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), founded in 1955, is a nonprofit association of the manufacturers of home ventilating products. Through its Certified Ratings Program, HVI provides a voluntary means for residential ventilation manufacturers to report comparable and creditable product performance information based upon uniformly applied testing standards and procedures performed by independent laboratories. Certified performance ratings include airflow, sound and energy.

Today, HVI represents manufacturers from the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, producing the majority of the residential ventilation products sold in North America. HVI certification is a prerequisite for obtaining the ENERGY STAR rating for mechanical ventilation equipment. For more information, contact HVI at 1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, IL, USA 60084. Telephone: 847.416.7257; fax: 480.559.9722. Visit the website at www.hvi.org.

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