We spoke to Sustainable House Day sponsor Bank Australia about how some of their Clean Energy Home Loan customers are getting off gas and being rewarded for making their homes more sustainable and climate-friendly.  

Bec and Murray: ‘Go for it’ 

With three young boys and a single bathroom, Murray and Bec desperately needed more space. A COVID renovation was the perfect excuse to make their house more sustainable. Enter Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan. 

Systems architect Murray, originally from Scotland, is one of the few people in Melbourne who catches a ferry to work. From his home in Portarlington, on the northern edge of the Bellarine Peninsula, it’s an easy walk down to the pier, then a short boat ride across the bay… 

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Jake and Marian: Getting off gas 

Reducing their carbon footprint has always been a priority for Marian and Jake, who made sustainable upgrades to their 1930s brick home in Melbourne’s inner north. 

“We moved in with a newborn baby and a three-year old, and had a small gas heater and little insulation. We wanted to make upgrades to increase the comfort of our home, and make those as environmentally conscious as possible,” says Jake… 

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Sarah: Building a clean energy home 

Ten years after moving into her 1950s weatherboard, Bank Australia customer Sarah Lawson decided to extend. With our Clean Energy Home Loan, she ditched the gas, and turned on the solar. 

Sarah Lawson’s home isn’t connected to the gas main. There’s no gas heating, no gas hot water, and the stove is a modern induction cooktop. “It’s so much better than gas!” Sarah says, getting excited. “It’s super-fast, it doesn’t get hot so my kids can cook on it, and it’s much easier to clean. You’ve even got an extra piece of bench space, if you need it.”… 

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What’s the Clean Energy Home Loan? 

Buildings account for 23% of Australia’s total emissions and about half of that is from homes. Making homes clean and green is essential to addressing the climate crisis.

Bank Australia’s Clean Energy Home Loan is probably for you if you’re looking to do things like add solar panels, window glazing and insulation to your home, or even buy or build a planet-friendly, energy efficient home.

The Clean Energy Home Loan is about rewarding people who do the right thing for our planet. Eligible customers can receive a reduced variable home loan rate for 5 years, or fixed rate for 3 years with a Clean Energy Home Loan. 

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Who is Bank Australia? 

Bank Australia is a proud Silver Sponsor of Sustainable House Day. As Australia’s first customer-owned bank and a certified B Corporation, we do things a bit differently to a typical bank. We use money as a force for good and create positive impact for people and the planet.