Energy Saving Trust is working with Lloyds Banking Group and leading estate agent Countrywide to drive improvements in home energy efficiency.
The Home Energy Saving Tool designed by Energy Saving Trust for Lloyds allows customers to receive tailored energy advice and create an action plan for energy efficient upgrades. The plan includes an indication of savings achieved in terms of energy usage and fuel costs, along with the potential carbon emission reductions.
The Lloyds tool uses Energy Saving Trust’s Dynamic Engine, a powerful and flexible interface that helps organisations get closer to their customers’ needs.
As a member of the Green Financial Institute’s Coalition for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Energy Saving Trust actively supports the development of new, green financial products targeting homes. A further venture with Countrywide allows the estate agent’s partner Santander to offer mortgage customers bespoke advice on, for example, boosting their Energy Performance Certificate score.
For Inga Jirgensone, Energy Saving Trust’s group head of business development, partnerships of this kind signal a strong appetite for growth on both sides of the relationship. “There’s a great deal of interest coming from financial institutions because they’re looking to engage with customers in more meaningful ways. And, of course, we too are looking to offer more of what we do best.”
In discussions with a range of financial institutions, Energy Saving Trust’s priority as always is to increase impact. Says Inga: “For me, it’s very exciting to see these levels of interest from industry. We’ve been leading on energy efficiency for years. But when more companies come on board with their markets and audiences, impact increases dramatically. That’s what we want to see.”