1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214 Phone: (855) HVI-VENT (855.484.8368)
Wauconda, Illinois 60084 USA Fax: (847) 526-3993
Website: www.hvi.org  
   
May 20, 2008 Contact: Kim Krok
  (847) 526-2010

Home Ventilating Institute and The Healthy House Institute Form Partnership

Indoor air quality is crucial to healthy homes, and mechanical ventilation is a primary means of achieving it. The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) and the Healthy House Institute (HHI) are proud to announce their newly formed partnership with the goal to clearly impart an understanding of the principles of residential ventilation and an awareness of the technologies available to facilitate it.

Consumers are hungry for information on how to improve ventilation in today's tighter homes while conserving energy and making wise equipment choices. This partnership will help to promote healthy living and the benefits of leading a greener lifestyle all while providing consumers with the information they desire. "It is the goal of both organizations to promote a healthier living environment and this partnership will help us both reach that target," said Jacki Golike, CAE, Executive Director for HVI. "We will be collaborating to reach consumers with the information they need to make their homes greener and healthier cost-effectively through better indoor air quality," remarked Allen Rathey, President of the Healthy House Institute.

HVI and HHI will provide expertise and technical knowledge for each other. "We are pleased to be associated with the extensive technical knowledge and depth of expertise represented by HVI and its members," said Rathey. "This is a great opportunity for HVI to reach out to the general public using HHI's trusted name," noted Golike. "The public looks at HHI as a trusted source to find information on ways to obtain better indoor air quality and we are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them," said Golike.

The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), founded in 1955, is a nonprofit association of the manufacturers of home ventilating products. Through a 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.

Today, HVI represents manufacturers from the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, producing the majority of the residential ventilation products sold in North America. For more information, contact HVI at 1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, IL 60084. Telephone: 847/526-2010; fax: 847/526-3993. Visit the website at www.hvi.org.

The Healthy House Institute™ (HHI) provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes, covering topics in-depth such as air and water quality, building, remodeling and furnishing, cleaning and housekeeping, health and safety, ventilation, lighting, energy efficiency and more.

The Institute's goal is to reach a mainstream educated consumer with credible information merging the best of 'green' with the best of healthier homes research, indoor environmental data, health and medical science, into a practical, timely, easily digestible but comprehensive message. HHI strives to be a truly authoritative voice that has the 'ear' and trust of major media, influentials, and most importantly, the intelligent consumer. For more information, contact HHI at 13998 West Hartford Dr., Boise, ID 83713; Telephone: 208/938-3137; Fax: 208/938-3138. Visit the website at www.healthyhouseinstitute.com.

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