We could all do more to help the planet, and our homes have a huge impact on climate change. Discover Nationwide’s commitment to going green, and how it could help you.
Making your home greener
According to the government, in 2018 15% of carbon emissions came from homes. Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Final 2018 UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Feb 2020.
The right improvements can make a big difference and could save you money on your energy bills.
Helping members reduce their environmental impact
We think the move to a green society and a greener world should begin at home. And we’re doing our bit to help our members to make their homes more energy efficient. You're a member if you have a mortgage, savings or current account with us.
Green Additional Borrowing mortgage
If you already have a Nationwide mortgage and want to borrow more to make your home more energy efficient, you could get a lower initial interest rate with our Green Additional Borrowing mortgage.
Get rewarded for buying a greener home
If you’re buying an energy-efficient home with a Nationwide mortgage, we may be able to give you up to £500 cashback. Eligibility criteria apply.
Loans for home improvement
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, a Nationwide personal loan could help you to make energy efficient home improvements.
Find a green energy provider
We’re working with energy switching service, Switchd, to offer our members a free 6-month subscription. Choose to see results for green only energy suppliers.
What Nationwide is doing to go greener
Our focus is on investing in our members and their homes. We won’t invest any of our members’ money held in current accounts or in savings in fossil fuels. We use 100% renewable electricity and don’t send any waste to landfill.
Building an environmentally friendly community
Our not-for-profit housing development in Swindon aims to build homes to the highest environmental standards. Our ambition is for all 239 homes at Oakfield to be EPC A-rated.
Promoting energy efficient buildings
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.
We are carbon neutral
Since April 2020 Nationwide’s operations are carbon neutral. This includes all energy use and emissions for our internal operations and fleet vehicles.
More about going green
- Home energy advice - Centre for Sustainable Energy (opens in a new window)
- Tips from the Energy Saving Trust (opens in a new window)
- What can I learn from my EPC? Simple Energy Advice (opens in a new window)
- What is climate change? Climate Change Committee (opens in a new window)
- WWF Environmental footprint calculator (opens in a new window)