Savenia Re-Certified as BCorp!

UnknownToday we achieved re-certification as a B Corporation (BCorp), a proud designation we’ve held since 2011. This was accomplished after rigorous documentation reviews and an onsite audit by B Lab HQ staff to verify our environmental policies and other business practices.

You can see our latest rating here.

We were proud to be awarded the 2015 ‘Best for Environment’ award by B Lab, and continue to believe strongly that B Corps represent a better way to do business – by using business as a force for good.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,400 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can take a free survey and get recommendations on how to get started at https://www.bcorporation.net.

“Having the confidence to be transparent in your environmental impact and policies not only forces you to be rigorous internally,” said John Jabara of Savenia Labs, “but the disclosure of this information educates and motivates others (like suppliers, customers and competitors) to take action. This creates a positive reinforcement loop for change.”

Savenia provides a free solar value calculator and premium verified solar system ratings for home sellers and solar installers at www.saveniahome.com.

Thanks for your continued support!

 

Savenia Rates one of Largest Residential Solar Installations in Maryland

 

BC8380315 - Solar PanelsSavenia was delighted to recently rate the solar installation at a beautiful home for sale at 1212 Bernoudy Road in White Hall, Maryland.

In what we understand to be one of the largest residential solar installations in the state of Maryland – the home has 88 panels producing some 22kW of electricity. Our Savenia Solar Rating shows that the system itself is worth upwards of $126,000, and could earn up to $155,000 over the next 15 years for the new buyer. This system earned a Savenia Gold rating due to its high return for the new home buyer.

“This is a uniquely beautiful home on 15+ peaceful acres with countryside views, structurally insulated panels and geothermal throughout in addition to one of the largest residential solar systems in Maryland” said Heidi Krauss from Krauss Real Property Brokerage. “Savenia makes it easy to explain the benefits of solar so prospective buyers can see the full value of this truly magnificent home”.

Savenia helps homeowners, Realtors, builders and renovators unlock the value of efficiency upgrades.

How Much Is Your Solar System Worth To Home Buyers?

It could be a lot.  Several large studies now show that solar can increase home values by as much as $15-25K depending on system size and age. But most solar system owners undersell the benefits when they market their home. The typical listing for a home with solar panels says somewhere in the details…..wait for it…..solar.  

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 3.01.33 PMSellers should say more. Buyers are interested in saving money on their energy bills, and this can be a differentiator to get a home sold faster. Some systems even earn money by selling energy back to the utility, a big selling point. Even in cases where the solar system is leased and cash flow is about break-even, buyers are interested in the environmental benefits of a home with clean energy. And for many leased systems, convincing the new buyer to keep the lease is crucial – newer leases now require home sellers to “buy out” the remaining lease term if the new owners don’t agree to the lease’s conditions.

Savenia helps homeowners, realtors, builders and renovators unlock the value of efficiency upgrades – and with our large databases, we’re in a great position to help solar homeowners cash in on their investments.
If you have solar on your home and wondered how best to market this to buyers – please get in touch at info@savenialabs.com.  Or sign up to learn more here.
Thanks everyone for your continued support!

 

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.