SAVi shows that solar-powered sewage treatment, combined with an artificial wetland, is the optimal clean-up solution for the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. The resulting economic gains for Srinagar are valued at INR 377 billion (EUR 4.7 billion) between 2019 and 2060.
SAVi in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
The use of drip irrigation for Tanzania's growing agricultural sector leads to 8 per cent higher employment, 8 per cent more agricultural production, and 14 per cent less water use over the project's lifetime compared to flood irrigation technology.
SAVi assessment for energy infrastructure in Senegal
When accounting for externalities and climate-related risks, the N’Diaye wind project has an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 14 per cent, while the IRR for diesel generating power for the same capacity is negative.
Integrating Copernicus Climate Data in the Sustainable Asset Valuation
The IISD Sustainable Asset Valuation is now incorporating world-class climate science data from the EU's Copernicus Climate Data Store, which will help project developers, governments, and investors as they develop low-carbon infrastructure assets.
The Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) helps policy-makers and investors make informed decisions on financing sustainable infrastructure.
SAVi is an assessment methodology that provides policy-makers and investors with a comprehensive analysis of how much their infrastructure projects and portfolios will cost throughout their life cycles, taking into account risks that are overlooked in a traditional valuation.
SAVi uses a combination of system dynamics and project finance modelling to capture the full costs of environmental, social, economic and governance risks. Moreover, SAVi calculates the dollar value of externalities that result from infrastructure development.
Policy-makers and investors can therefore use SAVi to make investment decisions that are not only based on a holistic valuation of risks, but also on the extent to which their investments will contribute to fulfilling national development priorities, curbing climate change and addressing its effects, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Policy-makers and investors can thus use SAVi to steer capital toward sustainable infrastructure.
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You tell us about your infrastructure plans or projects. We will respond on how SAVi can be used to address your challenges and deliver sustainable infrastructure. Pro bono services may be available for stakeholders in emerging and developing countries.
Sustainable infrastructure involves developing roads, buildings, energy and water infrastructure with due consideration to economic, social and environmental implications.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which designed SAVi and runs the assessments, defines sustainable infrastructure assets as those which… Read more »
What is natural infrastructure?
Natural infrastructure refers to land networks or ecosystems that provide services inherent to those geographical areas, while also perpetuating active conservation efforts and the enhancement of those environments.
What is the typical workflow for a SAVi assessment?
The SAVi assessment workflow consists of eight steps: determining a client’s needs, determining project risks and externalities, creating a causal loop diagram, creating a custom SAVi simulation model, validating the model, analyzing the results, reviewing the results with our client and issuing a final report to support our client in their decision… Read more »
How SAVi Works
SAVi combines robust science, systems thinking and financial valuation. Its three features—simulation, valuation, and customization—are inherently interlinked.