Make your home greener and you could save money

According to the Government, in 2020 around 20% of carbon emissions came from homes. Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 2020 UK greenhouse gas emissions, provisional figures, March 2021.

The right improvements can make a big difference and could save you money on your energy bills.

We think the move to a green society and a greener world should begin at home. So, we’re doing our bit to help you make your home more energy efficient.

Join our solar panel pilot

We want to work with you to make moving to solar simpler. So, we're looking for 300 Solar Pioneers to sign up to our scheme. It’s available if you live in Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire or East Sussex at the moment. Other criteria apply.

Tips and tricks for a greener home

We have some simple tips to make your home greener. From composting in your garden to refillable toiletries in your bathroom. Small changes can have a big impact on making the world greener. And help cut those energy bills.

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.

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. You’re a member if you have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us.

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. 

More about our Green Reward

What we're 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.


Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Mortgages are secured on your home. You could lose your home if you do not keep up payments on your mortgage. Mortgages are subject to underwriting and criteria. Minimum age 18, UK residents only.