WAUCONDA, Ill. — The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) was awarded the distinction of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for its Certification Program for Ventilating Fan Products. “This is an important recognition of our industry-leading certification program,” said Jim Boldt, HVI chairman.

According to its website, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provides accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 for product certification programs to ensure that the marketplace can gain confidence for their activities. The program is overseen by the ANSI Product Certification Accreditation Committee (ACC), established by the ANSI board of directors.

Through its 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. Certified performance ratings include airflow, sound, and energy. Also, HVI certification is a prerequisite for obtaining the Energy Star rating for mechanical ventilation equipment.

For more information, visit www.hvi.org

Publication date: 09/12/2011