The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) has appointed Patrick Nielsen, global technical products manager for Broan-NuTone, as chairman for the Board of Directors’ 2021 – 2023 term. In addition, he is also the chair of the Codes and Standards Committee and is active in multiple other committees addressing industry issues. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017 and served as secretary from 2019-2021.
Having 20 years of experience with Broan-NuTone, Nielsen has used his engineering background to launch a wide range of innovative ventilation products to solve a variety of IAQ and customer challenges. More recently, his focus has been codes and standards, green building trends and projecting longer-term product needs/opportunities.
Nielsen is also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).
As chairman, Nielsen will continue to drive HVI’s mission to champion healthy indoor air by working together to advance and promote dependable ventilation practices through product certification, stakeholder education, and codes and standards participation.
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The HVI Board members are a driving force behind HVI’s success and are committed to transparent governance and strongly encourages each member company to take advantage of its voting privileges. Each member company is entitled to one vote per member company on all issues brought before the various committees and the General Membership.
HVI was founded in 1955 and certifies a wide range of home ventilating products manufactured by companies located throughout the world, producing the majority of the residential ventilation products sold in North America. HVI certification is a prerequisite for obtaining the ENERGY STAR rating for mechanical ventilation equipment. The institute is the champion of healthy indoor air working together to advance and promote dependable ventilation practices through product certification, consumer education, and codes and standards participation.
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