HVI certified ratings programs

HVI Annual Dues, Fees and Assessments

Effective January 1, 2019*

Annual Dues

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

Regular Members $5,900 (first year); $4,200 (subsequent years)
Associate Members $5,600 each year

 

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 .00091 X $ value of all shipments*
Associate Members n/a
Non-member Certifiers .0011 X $ value of all shipments*

* "All shipments" includes TOTAL sales in the USA and Canada of ALL products within HVI's scope including BOTH certified AND non-certified products.

 
MAXIMUM MINIMUM FIRST YEAR
Members — $77,000 Members — $1,700 Members — $1,700 (flat rate)
Non-member Certifiers — $100,000 Non-member Certifiers — $3,400 Non-member Certifiers — $3,400 (flat rate)

 

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

 

Certified Products Directory Listings

These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products listed in the Certified Products Directory (CPD) and are based on the number of models by each company. Participating companies are billed quarterly.

Please note that if you are an OEM providing services to a non-HVI member Private Labeler (PL), the fees for the private-label listings are your responsibility as HVI does not invoice non-HVI member PLs. If you wish to recoup these administrative expenses from your private labeler(s), 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.

If you are an OEM providing services to a PL that is an HVI member, the quarterly CPD listing fees will be billed directly to the HVI member PL.

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.

Member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by the OEM $5 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member OEM
Member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by HVI Member Private Labelers $5 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member PL
Member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by Non-member Private Labelers $20.17 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member OEM
Non-member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by the OEM $20.17 per model per quarter Fees billed to Non-member OEM
Non-member OEMs – listings based on Brand Names owned by HVI Member Private Labelers $5 per model per quarter Fees billed to Member PL
Non-member OEMs — listings based on Brand Names owned by Non-member Private Labelers $20.17 per model per quarter Fees billed to Non-member OEM

 

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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