Green living

Our Green living hub is dedicated to educating and explaining how we can all make a small difference in our homes which could help you save a few pennies as well as helping the planet.

Home Energy Saving Tool

Ever wondered how energy efficient your home is or need tips and suggestion on where improvements can be made?  Then our home energy saving tool can help.

Home Energy Saving Tool

Home Energy Support Line

For impartial guidance on improving the energy efficiency of your home, call our home energy efficiency support line for free on 0808 196 8258.

The advisers at Energy Saving Trust will be happy to discuss your plans, and answer any questions you may have. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Up to £1,000 cashback with Green Living Reward

You could qualify for up to £1,000 if you take out a qualifying mortgage and make one or more eligible energy efficient home improvements.

To find out full details of the offer including whether you are eligible, how to register and key dates, please click on the full details of the reward. Conditions and exclusions apply. 

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How to fund Green Home improvements

Our borrowing options that can help you on your way to creating the energy efficient home you've always dreamed of.

Borrowing options

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) explained

What is an EPC rating and how to improve it

An EPC rating, or Energy Performance Certificate rating, gives you a general idea of how energy-efficient your property is.

You'll need to have an EPC to sell your home, and you should always ask to see one before you make an offer on a property. Find out what else you need to know. 

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How and why to improve your EPC video.
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How to get an EPC for your property

Before you can sell or rent out your home, you’ll need an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate). Here’s how to get one…

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Green Jargon Busters

We get it. You want to make your home more energy efficient, but you want the whole thing to be simple. The good news is it can be. Let’s start by breaking down some of the energy saving jargon…

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Go green at home

Electric Vehicles

How to prepare your home and travel for the transition to electric vehicles

Haven’t quite got your head around electric vehicles (EVs) Here’s how to prepare your home and travel for the 2030 ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

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How to get money off or free home improvements

Want to make your house energy efficient but need money to get started? Ask the government or your energy supplier for help.

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Are you eligible for help with your winter energy bills?

Struggling to keep your home warm in winter? You may be able to apply for one of these government schemes…

Read the articleto find out more about help with winter bills.
Eco-friendly kitchen

How to make your kitchen more eco-friendly

Did you know, besides the lighting and central heating, your kitchen is the greatest source of energy consumption in your entire home? So, if you’re trying to reduce your home’s carbon footprint (not to mention your monthly bills), the kitchen is the place to start. But what can you do to make your kitchen more eco-friendly?

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Make your bathroom more eco-friendly

It might typically be the smallest room in the house, but the bathroom can pack a big punch when it comes to sustainability. Let’s see how ditching the plastic and making your shower more sustainable, can help improve your bathroom’s carbon footprint.

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sustainable playroom

How to build a sustainable playroom or games room

Whether it’s for kids young old or old, if you have a games or playroom, here are a few simple tips you can use to make it greener than ever. 

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10 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home

Fancy saving a few quid on your heating bills? You’ll be surprised how simple it could be.

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9 ways to save money heating your home

You won’t believe how simple it can be to lower your heating bills. Use these tips to get started…

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5 interesting ideas to make your home truly low-carbon

Installing LED lightbulbs is all well and good, but to make the biggest impact you need to really change your behaviour too.

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Being climate conscious

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How is the government committed to fighting carbon emissions?

Reducing carbon emissions is a key priority for the government in the fight against climate change.

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What is climate change?

The average temperature on earth is changing. But what’s causing it? And what does it mean for us?

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10 ways to be sustainable in day to day life

Sustainability is something we are all responsible for and something we all benefit from. Not only in the long run, by ensuring that we have a healthy, thriving planet, but also by saving ourselves money.

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Homeowner tips

From renovation to making your home more sustainable, here are some helpful articles to help you make the best of your home.

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