Financing sustainable design principles for Australian homes

Green Homes Rewarded with Discounted Mortgage Rates!

Mortgage support for cleaner, greener homes has become available with a new green home loan which will deliver discounted interest rates to qualifying builders and home buyers.

The Bank Australia Clean Energy Home Loan will draw on up to $60 million in CEFC finance, providing the interest rate discount via its Premium Package Home Loan to mortgages below $1.5 million.

The Bank Australia offering applies to a broad range of homeowners – from buyers and builders to existing owners.

“For those borrowers who buy an eligible home in Perth, a generous 0.4 per cent discount on their home finance will be granted by Bank Australia – the 1st green home loan to use energy efficiency measurement tools to determine eligibility”.

The discounted rate will apply for up to five years for customers who buy or build homes which achieve a minimum of 7-stars under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), which rates the energy efficiency of a home based on its design. The 7-star rating materially exceeds the minimum standards of the National Construction Code, and homes built to this rating require less energy for heating and cooling.

Bank Australia’s Managing Director says “I want a future where we ask about the energy efficiency when we inspect a property, real estate sites to have ‘7+ stars’ filters and real estate agents promote energy efficiency as a key selling point.”

So do we!

Learn more about the Bank Australia loan here:

About Bank Australia
Bank Australia is Australia’s first customer owned bank. It exists to create mutual prosperity in the form of positive economic, social, environmental and cultural impact. It does this through responsible banking products, exceptional customer service, and investing in positive social and environmental change.

Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) is a star rating system out of ten based on an estimate of a home’s potential (heating and cooling) energy use. NatHERS is administered by the Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of the states and territories in Australia.

About the CEFC
The CEFC has a unique role to increase investment in Australia’s transition to lower emissions. We invest to lead the market,
operating with commercial rigour to address some of Australia’s toughest emissions challenges – in agriculture, energy generation
and storage, infrastructure, property, transport and waste. We’re also proud to back Australia’s cleantech entrepreneurs through
the Clean Energy Innovation Fund. In investing $10 billion on behalf of the Australian Government, we work to deliver a positive
return for taxpayers across our portfolio.