Green Mortgages

Definition:

The Home Purchase and Finance Group of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes have defined a green mortgage as follows:

A green mortgage (home loan or further advance) offers a financial incentive which encourages the home owner to buy or to work towards a high energy performing home. Energy use is just one aspect of homes’ impact on the environment and a green mortgage may also offer incentives for other positive environmental features of a new or existing home.

Check with your mortgage provider to see if they can supply a green mortgage.

What are Green Energy Tariffs?

Have you ever stopped to think about where your electricity comes from? In the UK about two thirds of our electricity is generated by burning coal and gas in power stations. This releases millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide, the main gas responsible for climate change, every year. The other third of electricity mainly comes from nuclear power, which has other worryingly severe environmental impacts. The Government and the EU have set targets for 20% of energy to be supplied by renewable energy.

'Green Energy Tariffs' means electricity produced from sources which do not cause these impacts upon the environment. Of course, Carbon Footprintevery type of electricity generation will have some impact, but some sources are much greener than others. The cleanest energy sources are those which utilise the natural energy flows of the Earth. These are usually known as renewable energy sources, because they will never run out.

Check with your energy supplier to see if they can provide a Green Energy Tariff.

Carbon Footprints

If you want to learn more about improving your carbon footprint visit the Governments CO2 Calculator: http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk/index.html

Home Owners

Find a DEA in your local area or across the UK.

Rented Homes & New Builds

Rented Homes & New Build Properties will also require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Where to go

This page contains information and guidance for householders on:

  • How to find an installer/contractor
  • What questions to ask
  • What to look for