Sligo Credit Union Launches CU Greener Homes

Sligo Credit Union helps members to upgrade to a warmer, greener home.

We are delighted to team up with Sligo Credit Union to announce their new CU Greener Homes solution. If you are looking to upgrade your home energy efficiency either with a new boiler, solar panels etc… then this is fab news for you! Making the process of checking your eligibility for grants and loans so easy as it’s all under one (energy efficient – 😉 roof. Sligo Credit Union have given us all the relevant information for you below. It’s definitely worth checking out. You can make your house more cosy and greener in one go.

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Apply For a Greener Homes Grant and Loan with Sligo Credit Union

Sligo Credit Union, in partnership with Energia and House 2 Home, is delighted to announce the launch of CU Greener Homes, a one-stop-solution for all your home energy efficiency improvements. Whether you are considering a new boiler, solar panels or a deep retrofit, CU Greener Homes is here to help you create a warmer, greener home. 

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Using the energy efficiency calculator on cugreenerhomes.ie, members can view all the energy efficiency improvements available to them, they can calculate the cost of proposed home energy upgrades, the grant support available to them, finance options from Sligo Credit Union and the positive impact of the work on the energy efficiency of your home. It really is a one-stop-solution for all your home energy efficiency improvements.

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Grants and supports of up to 40% are available for eligible work as part of this scheme. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) provide grants of up to 35% depending on the age of the home and the type of energy efficiency improvements carried out. In addition, as part of this initiative, Energia will provide additional support of up to 5% (subject to terms, conditions and eligibility criteria). The grant process will be fully managed for you by the CU Greener Home team.

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To help members fund the remaining costs, Sligo Credit Union is offering competitive loan interest rates, starting at 4.9% APR on work which has the biggest overall impact on the home’s energy rating, achieving a Building Energy Rating (BER) of A3 or better. For other retrofit work which results in the home achieving a Building Energy Rating (BER) of B2 or better will attract a loan interest rate of 5.96% APR. Lastly, improvements achieving an energy rating of lower than B2 will attract a loan interest rate of 7.98% APR.

Following extensive home-owner research undertaken to mark the national launch of the CU Greener Homes Scheme Carbon Footprint and Sustainable Homes, it was determined that 57% of respondents feel Ireland isn’t doing enough to reduce our carbon footprint. The research also shows that issues around energy efficiency and climate change are prevalent in people’s thoughts, with 43% considering future home improvements to be more climate friendly. In addition, 77% think a better BER or energy rating for their own home would positively impact the environment.

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While there is clearly a desire among Irish households to undertake improvements to maximise the energy efficiency of their homes, the research highlights a lack of knowledge regarding suitable green home energy solutions and how to get started on this type of project. Many (58%) simply do not know where to start with a home energy efficiency upgrade while almost two thirds (60%) of respondents were unsure of what supports, and grants are available. 59% said they would carry out more green home improvements if the process appeared to be more straight forward, indicating a desire to upgrade but uncertainty on how to realise this ambition.

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Start the journey to improve the comfort of your home, from the comfort of your home. Visit www.cugreenerhomes.ie and get a quick quote today. For further information, contact our Member Service team on +35371 9317500 or email info@sligocu.ie.  

Loans are subject to approval. Terms, conditions & eligibility criteria apply. Sligo Credit Union Ltd is Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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