HVI Annual Dues, Fees and Assessments Effective January 1, 2017*

Annual Dues

Members are billed each July for the period July 1 through June 30.

Regular Members $3,800 (first year); $2,700 (subsequent years)
Associate Members $3,250 each year

Annual Meeting Assessment

This is a "use it or lose it" assessment which is credited toward your attendance at one of the two HVI meetings held each year. Members are billed upon joining and each January.

Regular Members $500
Associate Members $500
Non-members n/a

Annual Shipping Assessment

This assessment applies to all Non-members who have HVI-Certified products listed. This assessment also applies to all Regular Members irrespective of whether they have HVI-Certified products listed. Members are billed each July for the period July 1 through June 30. Non-member Certifiers are billed upon consenting to participate in the HVI Certified Ratings Program and payment is required before certification requests can be processed.

Regular Members .00086528 X $ value of all shipments
Associate Members n/a
Non-member Certifiers .00097344 X $ value of all shipments


MAXIMUM MINIMUM FIRST YEAR
Members — $70,628 Members — $1,622 Members — $1,622 (flat rate)
Non-member Certifiers — $86,852 Non-member Certifiers — $2,163 Non-member Certifiers — $2,163 (flat rate)

Accreditation Assessment

Regular Members with Certified Products $200 each year
Regular Members without Certified Products $0
Associate Members n/a
Non-members with Certified Products $250 each year

Certified Ratings Program

This program participation fee is separate and distinct from any laboratory testing fees which each company negotiates directly with the testing labs, not HVI. Payment is required before certification requests can be processed.

Regular Members waived
Associate Members n/a
Non-member Certifiers $8,000 each year
Non-member Private Labelers $125 each year

Certified Products Directory Listings

These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products listed and are based on the number of models listed in the Certified Products Directory by each company. Members and Non-members are billed quarterly. There are additional certification fees related to ENERGY STAR® products which are also billed quarterly by HVI. A description of these can be found on the ENERGY STAR® Fees page.

Please note that if you are an OEM providing services to a non-HVI member manufacturer, the fees are your responsibility as HVI does not have an invoicing relationship with non-HVI member companies. If you wish to recoup these administrative expenses from your private label manufacturers, you are free to make those arrangements directly with the private labeler(s). The invoices you receive from HVI will provide sufficient detail to allow you to easily identify the amounts that you may choose to recover from your private labelers.

Members — Proprietary Brand Names $2 per model per quarter
Non-member Certifiers — Brand Name $4 per model per quarter

Verification Testing Fees

Verification testing is explained in HVI Publication 920®. These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products. Each company is responsible for all laboratory testing expenses plus open procurement costs of product(s) plus administrative costs.

In addition to conducting its own verification program, HVI also conducts verification testing on behalf of the US EPA's ENERGY STAR program and the NRCan's ENERGY STAR program for H/ERVs. Each company is responsible for all laboratory testing expenses plus procurement costs of product(s) plus administrative costs.

Cost of verification varies widely depending on product type and the number of HVI-Certified products listed by each company. For an informal estimate of the costs, please contact HVI Staff.

Challenge Testing Fees

Challenge testing is explained in HVI Publication 920®. The company losing the challenge is responsible for all procurement, staff services, and laboratory testing expenses.

*All amounts are shown in U.S. dollars and are required to be paid in U.S. funds.


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