Making your home greener

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, and could save you money on your energy bills.


How we’re supporting members to reduce their environmental impact

We want to support our members to make their homes more energy efficient. You're a member if you have a current account, mortgage or savings 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. Mortgages are secured on your home. You could lose your home if you do not keep up payments on your 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.


What Nationwide is doing to go greener

Our focus is on investing in our members and their homes. We don'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.

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.

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.


More resources for going green

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

Find financial assistance for energy efficient homes in:

England and Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland