Our homes account for 30% of the country’s total energy use. To help reach the UK Government’s net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, properties will be required to have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
- New rental properties will be required to have a minimum EPC of C by April 2025
- Existing tenanted properties will be required to have a minimum EPC of C by December 2028
It is expected that these requirements will apply to all properties eventually.
The Society is keen to play our part in reducing home energy consumption by offering cost-friendly funding solutions to existing borrowers seeking to improve their EPC rating.
Our Green Mortgage products are available to existing borrowers pledging to use at least 50% of the additional funds for energy efficiency improvements. If you have plans for your property, you may be eligible for a Green Mortgage – check the list of acceptable home improvements below.
Speak to one of our advisers today to find out more.
|Energy-efficiency measures||Heating measures||Renewable energy generation||Property resilience measures|
|Insulation to existing envelope components, such as external walls, roofs, lofts, basements, and ground floors (including measures to ensure airtightness and reduce the effects of thermal bridges)||Installation and replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and domestic hot water systems equipment related to district heating||Solar hot water||BS 851188 standard products to enhance resistance to flooding, such as flood-doors and windows, demountable barriers|
|Energy-efficient external doors||Ground source heat pumps||Solar photovoltaic||Resilient insulation|
|Loft insulation||Micro combined heat and power (Micro-CHP)||Rainfall capture||Enhanced resilience to flooding, such as resilient wall and floor finishes|
|Low-energy lights||Replacement of old pumps with efficient circulating pumps||Enhanced resistance to heatwaves such as external shutters and external insulation|
|Tank and pipe insulation||Heating controls|
|Cavity wall insulation||Air source heat pumps|
|Internal wall insulation|
|External wall insulation|
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