HVI Annual Dues, Fees and Assessments Effective January 1, 2018*
Members are billed each July for the period July 1 through June 30.
Regular Members $3,800 (first year); $2,700 (subsequent years) Associate Members $3,250 each year
Annual Meeting Assessment
This is a "use it or lose it" assessment which is credited toward your attendance at one of the two HVI meetings held each year. Members are billed upon joining and each January.
Regular Members $550 Associate Members $550 Non-members n/a
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 .0009 X $ value of all shipments Associate Members n/a Non-member Certifiers .0010 X $ value of all shipments
MAXIMUM MINIMUM FIRST YEAR Members — $73,453 Members — $1,687 Members — $1,687 (flat rate) Non-member Certifiers — $90,327 Non-member Certifiers — $2,250 Non-member Certifiers — $2,250 (flat rate)
Regular Members with Certified Products $200 each year Regular Members without Certified Products $0 Associate Members n/a Non-members with Certified Products $250 each year
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 Non-member Private Labelers $125 each year
Certified Products Directory Listings
These fees apply to companies who have HVI-Certified products listed and are based on the number of models listed in the Certified Products Directory by each company. Members and Non-members are billed quarterly. 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.
Please note that if you are an OEM providing services to a non-HVI member manufacturer, the fees are your responsibility as HVI does not have an invoicing relationship with non-HVI member companies. If you wish to recoup these administrative expenses from your private label manufacturers, 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.
Members — Proprietary Brand Names $3 per model per quarter Non-member Certifiers — Brand Name $6 per model per quarter
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.