What is a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi)?

The NBI Global Resource Centre draws on a methodology called the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool. SAVi is a simulation methodology used to calculate the financial value of NBI projects. It uses three core methods—systems thinking, system dynamics simulation, and project finance modelling—to determine the long-term costs of a given project. 

SAVi assigns a dollar value to: 

  • The ecosystem services delivered by a project, as well as their direct and indirect co-benefits. 
  • The financial performance of the ecosystem services under different climate change scenarios, with climate data derived from the Copernicus Climate Data Store. 
  • The capital and operating costs of grey infrastructure required to provide the same level of services.    

We work directly with clients to provide customized valuations to inform infrastructure decision-making.