Savenia Labs Turns 4 Years Old!


Savenia Labs was started 4 years ago to provide energy and environmental impact information to shoppers so they could make better and more informed decisions.

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 11.57.00 AMIn the last year the company has grown the number of rated product categories from 3 to 10, and now has 650+ products in the ratings database.  We have also grown the number of retail store partners using our Energy Rating Labels six-fold to 13 stores across 3 states.  These forward thinking stores reach 1 million people, are within driving distance of 9 million DC metro region shoppers, and are leading a nation of 310 million people to energy and environmental savings.

We also launched our retail portal that allows stores across the country to download zip code customized energy rating labels, training materials, and more.

Savenia Labs and our partner stores have been featured on every major network. Reporters, including an Emmy award winner, from ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX told our story to millions. We’ve appeared in the Washington Post and in countless local and regional publications. Communities have tuned in to hear about us on leading regional radio news networks. Our media success has helped change the way buyers shop everywhere we go.

There is still lots of work to do: more categories, more geographies and more customers to serve…so stay tuned!

Thanks to all of our partners, stakeholders and followers for your continued support!

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Savenia Labs Launches World’s First Light Bulb Energy & Environmental Impact Rating Labels

Today we are delighted to announce the world’s first light bulb energy and environmental impact rating labels. Full press release here.

Savvy LightbulbBy bringing the power of Savenia Labs Energy Rating Labels to light bulbs, shoppers can easily see how much it costs to light their homes across different bulb technologies, before they buy, at participating retailers.

Buying light bulbs has become a complicated task with the recent introduction of new technologies.  One thing that should be easy is calculating the big energy and cost savings from switching to energy efficient bulbs. We’re here to help. Until now, comparing the total costs for 3 bulbs required 11 mathematical calculations in the aisle.   As the average home has 50 mostly energy-hungry incandescent light bulbs, shoppers stand to save thousands by switching to more efficient bulbs that use less energy and last longer.

We found that some light bulbs cost well over $100 to power and require 16 bulb changes over a standardized 15-year lighting period, while others can cost as little as $20 to run over the same period with a single bulb

Savenia Labs’ newest Energy Rating Labels make it easy to see which bulbs will cost more in electricity over time and how many bulbs you’ll need to replace over the same period. Energy costs and carbon footprints are customized by local zip code.

The labels simplify and highlight the potential cost savings between bulbs at a glance, so shoppers can consider other features important to them.

You can see the selection of Savenia Labs Energy Rated light bulbs on the shelf at participating stores throughout the Washington and Baltimore regions.  You can also review our analysis of the features, brands, and results on your smartphone.  Let us know what you think!

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