Savenia Wins DOE ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Competition

Today we are happy to report that Savenia Labs has won the US Department of Energy’s ‘SunShot’ Catalyst Competition for Business Innovation, a prize that acknowledges the most cutting-edge ideas to transform the US solar marketplace. The full press release is here.

hp_sunshot_logoOur winning application highlighted Savenia Solar Ratings, a rating label like CarFax but for solar homes. Savenia Solar Ratings help home sellers and buyers more easily understand and unlock the monetary value in solar systems with innovative rating labels and marketing materials.

Savenia will receive $25,000 worth of support from a DOE-provided software developer to enable further development of Savenia Solar Ratings.

“We want to thank all of our supporters that provided early proof of concept for Savenia Solar Ratings,” said John Jabara, Founder of Savenia Labs.

“This award is a big vote of confidence for Savenia’s ratings platform, and builds further on their success after rating homes in 6 states,” said Veronique Marier, Executive Director at Bethesda Green, a Mid-Atlantic regional hub for sustainability and new business innovation.

Savenia Solar Ratings were launched in 2014 to help solar homeowners put a value on solar systems when selling. Savenia Solar Ratings are part of a platform of Savenia Home Ratings that help unlock the value of various home efficiency upgrades, so sellers can differentiate, sell faster and capture more value. Savenia has rated homes in 6 states, including the solar system on The White House.

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.