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About Us - Overview

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 throughout the United States and Canada including:

  HVI-Certified Performance Parameters
Product Category Airflow
Bathroom exhaust fan check check check check
Downdraft kitchen exhauster check   check  
Dryer exhaust duct power ventilator check   check  
Duct termination fitting check      
Energy recovery ventilator check   check  
Heat recovery ventilator check   check  
Inline fan check   check check
Integrated supply and exhaust ventilator check   check  
Kitchen exhaust fan check check check check
Kitchen range hood check check check check
Powered attic ventilator check   check  
Remote exterior mounted ventilator check   check  
Static vent check      
Utility room exhaust fan check check check check
Whole house comfort ventilator check   check  


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 verification testing 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.

Building codes, standards, and green-building programs across the United States and Canada rely on HVI-Certified Ratings Programs. Examples include:

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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 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 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.

HVI Partners

  • AHR Expo
  • IAQA
  • Resnet
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