Savenia Launches Revolutionary Home ‘Shell’ Ratings

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of our long awaited Home Shell Ratings, an innovative home rating system to capture the dollar savings to home buyers of enhanced insulation, efficient windows, air sealing and other factors making up the building envelope. The Savenia ‘Shell’ Rating is our 6th product category (Appliances, Lighting, Water Heaters, HVAC, Solar, Shell) in an effort to unlock the value of efficiency upgrades in residential homes. See the full release here.

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We’ve teamed up with Sandy Spring Builders, one of the leading high-end custom home builders and remodelers in the DC metro area to expand Savenia ratings to their new homes. Savenia has already awarded the Shell, Appliance, Water Heater, and Lighting plans in the Sandy Spring Savvy ‘SL’ line with a Gold Rating, signifying they are amongst the most energy efficient in the country.

Millions of Americans have upgraded their insulation as part of government or utility incentive programs, while new home builders are starting to pay more attention to the building envelope. These shell improvements have value – they can save thousands per year in utilities and can cost thousands more than the average home to install.

Studies show buyers are willing to pay a premium price (+9%) for efficiency rated homes that save on utility bills. With the launch of Savenia Shell Ratings, we can now help sellers, builders, Realtors and renovators unlock the value of these features with Savenia Home Rating Labels and marketing materials to help them differentiate, sell faster and capture more value.

It is a pleasure to work with Sandy Spring Builders, who have made a real commitment to building high efficiency into the core of their new homes.

Savenia helps homeowners, Realtors, builders and renovators unlock the value of home efficiency upgrades. www.saveniahome.com

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.

Savenia Turns 5 – Rates 150,000 Products

We’ve come a long way since launching energy ratings on a handful of small appliances at Strosniders Ace Hardware Store in Bethesda and Silver Spring at the end of 2011.

Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 10.58.46 AMSince then we’ve built a massive database of energy ratings on 150,000 products; appliances, lightbulbs, electronics and more covering over 30 categories. And we’re presenting the data in ways never seen before – pinpointed to every zip code with localized utility cost and environmental impact databases for electricity, natural gas, water, propane and heating oil.

In the process we’ve been able to touch millions of purchasing decision-makers – large and small with a new way to think about buying products that save utility costs and go easy on the environment.

On our 5th birthday – we want to say a big thank you to all of our partners and supporters in Retail, EnterpriseHome and elsewhere for supporting our growth over this period!

Savenia Launches Home Ratings

 

Today we launched our newest innovation – Savenia Home Ratings.  You can see the full release here. Savenia Home is a new service aimed at revolutionizing the information people use to evaluate, buy and sell residential homes. Savenia Home Ratings help home buyers and sellers calculate the value of enesavenia_Hor_w_arrow_TM_NEWrgy-saving appliances, lighting and improvements before they buy or sell.

For home buyers, the ratings give the information they need to see behind the purchase price when shopping. For home sellers, the ratings provide a way to quantify and explain valuable upgrades to prospective buyers.

Savenia Home is the next step in our business model of providing relevant energy cost and environmental impact information at key buying and selling inflection points. The idea is to put the information where buyers and sellers are most likely to look – resulting in more informed decisions and value gains. For Retail, Enterprise and now Residential Homes.

We launch Savenia Home with the best in the business…and are proud to be working with Jane Fairweather Real Estate and Sandy Spring Builders – both national leaders in real estate and custom home building. Savenia Home Ratings are being used to guide the historic restoration of the Button Farmhouse in Seneca Creek State Park and the home rating label is now available. We appreciate the support of Bethesda Green and all of our partners and collaborators that continue to propel us further ahead with advice, suggestions and door-opening introductions.

Find out more and tell your friends about Savenia Home by visiting www.saveniahome.com.

Look for Savenia Energy Ratings at participating retail stores.