HVI Press Release

1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214
Wauconda, Illinois 60084 USA

June 22, 2009

Phone: (855) HVI-VENT (855.484.8368)
Fax: (847) 526-3993

Contact: Kim Krok

Home Ventilating Institute Becomes Founding Member of Efficiency First

The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has become a founding member of Efficiency First, a non-profit organization devoted to retrofitting America's homes in order to make them more energy efficient, expanding the green building industry which will result in job creation, and minimizing energy consumption, carbon emissions and alleviating the U.S.'s foreign oil dependence.

Efficiency First provides the home performance workforce, which includes industry professionals from energy auditors to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors, and its supporting members, with a voice at state and national level policy negotiations. "We are excited to be a part of Efficiency First’s efforts to bring together all sectors of the residential construction industry. We believe HVI will benefit from Efficiency First’s lobbying efforts, as that is an area of focus we've not had in the past," said HVI Executive Director Jacki Golike, CAE. "We are hopeful that HVI, through this partnership with Efficiency First, will be better positioned to keep our finger on the pulse of the home performance industry, particularly during these challenging economic times, guaranteeing our members have the information necessary to keep them a step ahead of their competitors."

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, USA 60084. Telephone: 847.526.2010; fax: 847.526.3993. Visit the website at

For more information on Efficiency First visit their website at


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