Savenia Announces Collaboration with NREL

UnknownToday we announced that the company has been accepted into the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory NCAP program for the solar technology project titled ‘Validation of PV Lease / PPA Valuation for Catalyst Awardee’. The NREL Commercialization Assistance Program (NCAP) helps emerging companies overcome technical barriers to commercializing clean energy technology. More information on the NCAP program is available at http://www.nrel.gov/technologytransfer/ncap.html.

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Savenia Expands California Footprint!

Following our big win in May from the US Department of Energy ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Program, we will be increasing our presence in California, where solar penetration is the highest in the US. See the full release here.

225px-Flag_of_California.svgNew Digs
Savenia is opening a new office at SfunCube in the Bay Area, the world’s only incubator / accelerator dedicated to solar innovation. Just minutes from San Francisco, our new west coast office puts us closer to leading solar companies, suppliers and homeowners as we expand our Savenia Solar Ratings. We will maintain our HQ operation in Bethesda, MD.

New Friends
Savenia has joined the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA)the nation’s oldest state-based solar energy association. We are delighted to work with their diverse membership to further our collective mission of accelerating solar development.

Big Stage
Savenia’s John Jabara will be a featured speaker at The Growth Company Forum: Next High-Flyers & Industry Movers in the PV Space on July 15th at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco during InterSolar 2015. John will speak about the need for independent, 3rd party solar ratings to better communicate solar system value to prospective buyers. Please stop by if you can!

Global Exposure
Savenia’s new exhibition booth will be on display at InterSolar, North America’s largest solar conference during July 13th-15th at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. With almost 30,000 visitors expected, this will be a great opportunity to showcase our award winning ratings platform.  Please visit us at booth 8827 in the West Hall!

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Savenia Donates Appliances To Homeless Families In Transition

Today we announced our plan to donate a large selection of appliances to Stepping Stones Shelter, a Montgomery County Maryland non-profit that provides temporary housing to homeless families in transition to more stable living arrangements. You can see the full release here.

Stepping Stones Shelter LogoSavenia will donate microwave ovens, coffeemakers, teakettles, toasters and toaster ovens to help up to 50 families move out of the shelter and into their new housing with the appliances they need. Appliances were lightly used during Savenia energy efficiency laboratory testing.

“Every year, Stepping Stones serves as a refuge for families who have nowhere else to call home, and as a lifeline for families in the community who are at-risk for returning to homelessness” said Denise Fredericks, Executive Director of Stepping Stones Shelter. “With the generous support of companies like Savenia, we are able to provide temporary shelter and critically needed services to help families move from the crisis of homelessness to more stable housing. Once families are stably housed, they can take the next step with confidence.”

“We are delighted to see these appliances make a difference in the homes of local families making a fresh start,” said John Jabara, Founder of Savenia Labs.

About Stepping Stones Shelter
Stepping Stones Shelter provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter services) to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment.  By offering food, shelter and supportive services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Stepping Stones provides hope for the future, strengthens families, and promotes self-sufficiency. http://www.steppingstonesshelter.org, For more information contact Denise Fredericks at denise@steppingstonesshelter.org.

Savenia Teams with GCAAR to Educate Realtors on Promoting Efficiency Upgrades

Savenia, whose home rating labels are now featured on homes across the DC area (including The White House) and in 6 states nationwide, has teamed up with the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) Capital Area Realtor magazine to educate REALTORS® on promoting homes with efficiency upgrades. GCAAR is one of the nation’s largest real estate associations, and their REALTOR® magazine reaches some 9,000 readers in the capital region.

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 4.05.51 PMRecognized for our expertise in home energy efficiency, Savenia emphasizes how REALTORS® can promote the value of efficiency features they increasingly encounter in their listings. Sellers are eager to promote the many thousands of dollars of upgrades and utility savings that today’s buyers are looking for. Savenia’s full-page guide gives REALTORS® a step-by-step process to start effectively marketing these valuable upgrades.

Savenia helps homeowners, REALTORS®, builders and renovators UNLOCK the value of home efficiency upgrades. Solar, High Efficiency Appliances, HVAC, Lighting, Water Heating and more.

Savenia provides home sellers with customized Home Rating Labels, marketing materials and online marketing to differentiate, sell faster, and capture the full value of homes for sale.

GCAAR is taking a leading role in educating REALTORS® on home sustainability attributes to support the next wave in growth of efficient homes and energy conscious buyers.