According to the government, in 2018, 15% of carbon emissions came from homes (Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Final 2018 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Feb 2020).
The right improvements can make a big difference to our carbon footprint, as well as saving money on energy bills.
Green Reward (house purchase)
If your client is purchasing an energy efficient property, they may be eligible for a Green Reward cashback of up to £500.
Green additional borrowing (further advance)
If your client would like to make Green home improvements, they could borrow up to 90% of the value of their property (including their current mortgage).
What we are doing to go greener
We’ve made the below changes to reduce our own carbon footprint, whilst helping build a greener Society and tackle the UK’s role in reducing its impact to climate change.
- We use 100% renewable electricity and don’t send any waste to landfill
- We are carbon neutral. This includes all energy use and emissions for our internal operations and fleet vehicles
- Nationwide is a member of the Green Finance Institute’s Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings. Working to promote the benefits of energy efficient buildings.
More resources for going green
- Find financial assistance for energy efficient homes in England and Wales - from Simple Energy Advice
- Find financial assistance for energy efficient homes in Scotland - from Home Energy Scotland
- Home energy advice – from the Centre for Sustainable Energy
- Energy saving quick wins – from the Energy Saving Trust
- What can I learn from my EPC? (Energy Performance Certificate) – Simple Energy Advice website
- What is climate change? - the Committee on Climate Change website
- Carbon footprint calculator - find out what your impact is using the WWF footprint calculator
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