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2009

HVI Presents Distinguished Service Award to Don Stevens (03/09)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) recognized an outstanding volunteer for his exceptional contributions to HVI and the residential ventilation industry during HVI's Spring Meeting in February. Don Stevens of Panasonic Home and Environment Co. was presented with the 2009 HVI Distinguished Service Award.
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2008

HVI Prize Drawing at Comfortech 2008 a Success (10/08)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) awarded more than $10,000 worth of HVI-Certified residential ventilation products at the 2008 HVAC Comfortech Seminar & Showcase, the premier residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) forum. Comfortech was held Wednesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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HVI Releases Two New Consumer Brochures (7/08)
Choosing mechanical ventilation products for residential use can be a daunting task. To help consumers make educated decisions about what is right for them, the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has released two new brochures, "Heat & Energy Recovery Ventilators" (HRV/ERVs) and "Bathroom Exhaust Fans – A Consumer Guide."
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HVI to Sponsor Green Ventilation Seminar Series and Prize Drawing at Comfortech 2008 (6/08)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has partnered with the 2008 HVAC Comfortech Seminar & Showcase, the premier residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) forum, to produce a four part series of educational seminars focusing on the impact green building has on residential ventilation and indoor air quality. "By sponsoring these four green-focused seminars, HVI is able to increase the awareness of using mechanical ventilation as the primary solution to indoor air quality problems," said HVI Executive Director Jacki Golike, CAE. Comfortech is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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HVI and The Healthy House Institute (HHI) Form Partnership (5/08)
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.
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HVI Releases New Range Hood Brochure For Consumers (3/08)
Ventilation is important to any kitchen, but for consumers it can be confusing when faced with so many choices while shopping for the right kitchen ventilation system. To help, the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has released a new brochure, "Range Hoods, A Consumer Guide." The brochure covers the definition and purpose of range hoods, why they are necessary, and what to look for when purchasing a range hood.
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2007

HVI Elects Officers & Directors (10/07)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) announced the results of Officer and Director elections at the General Membership Meeting on September 26, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri. Peter Grinbergs of Nutech Brands, Inc. in London, Ontario was elected to serve a two-year term as HVI Chairman of the Board. Jim Boldt of Broan-NuTone, LLC in Hartford, Wisconsin was elected as Vice Chairman/Treasurer. John Fox of Air King Ventilation Products in West Chester, Pennsylvania was elected to serve as Secretary. Ola Wettergren of Fantech, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida now serves as Immediate Past Chairman.
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HVI Enjoys Unprecedented Growth (9/07)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) recently has been experiencing a growth spurt. Since January 2007, the number of companies that have joined HVI has increased by twenty-five percent. HVI was founded more than fifty years ago by five ventilating companies that were unsatisfied with the quality of available testing and certification programs. Today, HVI's membership currently includes fifty manufacturers from around the globe that are responsible for the production of the majority of residential ventilation products sold in North America.
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HVI is Putting the V Back in HVAC at Comfortech 2007 (7/07)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has partnered with the 2007 HVAC Comfortech Seminar & Showcase, the premier residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) forum, to produce a series of educational seminars focused on ventilation and indoor air quality. "HVI's goal is to increase awareness of ventilation as the primary solution to indoor air quality problems through seminars and business opportunity presentations," said HVI Chairman Ola Wettergren, President, Fantech. "This is clearly the best opportunity HVI and its members have ever had to advance the value of residential ventilation for healthier living." Comfortech is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 through Saturday, September 29, 2007 at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
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2006

HVI Certification Offers Peace of Mind (5/06)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), the foremost association of manufacturers of home ventilating products, provides HVI Certified Ventilation Performance programs to offer peace of mind to builders, installers, and consumers who are buying and installing residential ventilation products. Members of HVI include manufacturers and distributors who have had their products tested and certified according to the HVI procedures. The HVI label on certified products is the consumer's assurance that the certified air flow and sound ratings for the ventilation equipment are the result of tests performed by an independent laboratory. Purchasing a home ventilation product with the HVI Certification label ensures that the product lives up to the performance claims. "Today's tightly built homes need mechanical ventilation to assure a healthy indoor environment. The HVI Label on a product, showing that the manufacturer has chosen to participate in HVI's program for Certification, Verification and Challenge, is the best proof that a ventilation product will perform as advertised," said HVI Board of Directors Chairman Ola Wettergren of Fantech, Inc.
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What is HVI (4/06)
Indoor air pollution is recognized as the cause of many serious health problems. According to the American Lung Association's website, "poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases." The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) is a nonprofit association whose mission it is to raise awareness of the need for good ventilation and serve consumers and members by advancing residential ventilation. HVI does this in a variety of ways, including providing certification of product performance for residential ventilating fans and air handling systems, providing consumer information, and participating in selected building code activities.
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HVI Named Honorary Sponsor of Industry Show (1/06)
The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has been named an honorary sponsor of CMX. CIPHEX 2006, Canada's national trade show for the air conditioning, heating, hearth, plumbing, piping, refrigeration, and ventilation industries. The show, produced by the Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) is scheduled to be held March 23 through 25, 2006 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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