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Where the locals go: Your guide to creating a sustainable sanctuary.

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on the environment and save money in the process?  Summerland Bank invites you to join a growing community of eco-conscious homeowners.

At Summerland Bank, we’re not just about banking; we’re about building a better future for our community and our planet. That’s why we’re proud to offer the Eco Home Loan—a financial product designed for those who share our vision of sustainability. If you’re looking to transform your home into an eco-friendly haven and qualify for our Eco Home Loan in the process, read on…  

To qualify for our Eco Home Loan, your home must incorporate five or more of the following impact-reducing features: 

Solar Power System 

Harness the power of the sun with a minimum 5kw solar power system. It’s clean, it’s renewable, and it reduces your carbon footprint. Speak to our friends at Rainbow Power Company to get started.  

Pair your solar panels with a battery storage system to keep the energy flowing after the sun sets. 

Solar or Heat Pump Hot Water 

Upgrade to a solar or heat pump hot water system and enjoy hot showers powered by nature. 

Water Storage Solutions

Install a water storage tank with a minimum capacity of 5,000 litres, plumb to your toilets and laundry, and make every drop count. Check out local supplier Northern Rivers Rainwater Tanks

Waterless Composting Toilet and Wastewater Treatment Systems

Embrace sustainability with a waterless composting toilet—a waste solution that gives back to the earth.  

Consider a home wastewater treatment system to recycle water and protect our precious waterways. 

Check out EcoFlo, a Queensland company that specialises in composting toilets and wastewater management, to learn about a variety of options.  

Insulation and Double Glazed or Tinted Windows 

Keep your home cozy with wall and ceiling insulation and underfloor insulation to maintain temperature efficiently. 

Invest in double glazed or tinted windows covering at least 75% of your home’s external glass to reduce heat loss and gain. 

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning 

Stay comfortable year-round with a 5-star energy-rated reverse cycle air conditioning system. 

Embracing a sustainable lifestyle with Summerland Bank’s Eco Home Loan isn’t just about protecting the environment—it’s also about protecting your wallet. By incorporating eco-friendly features like solar power systems, energy-efficient insulation, and water-saving devices, you’re setting the stage for significant utility savings. Solar panels reduce reliance on the grid, insulation minimizes heating and cooling costs, and water storage systems cut down on water bills. These savings, combined with the competitive rates of our Eco Home Loan, reward your green choices with more money in your pocket. Plus, reducing your carbon footprint means you’re contributing to a healthier planet for future generations. With Summerland Bank, you’re not just building a home—you’re building a legacy of sustainability. 

The time for change is now. Contact Summerland Bank and let’s build a greener tomorrow. 

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