Wayne Conway, One Stop Shop Programme Manager, Energywise Ireland and Gary Hanrahan, Elevate Credit Union. Committee members of Cork Credit Union and representatives from Energywise Ireland gathered at Energywise Ireland’s head office and showroom in Hollymount Industrial Estate to launch a new partnership. Photo: Alison Miles/OSM PHO

New green crossover combo to save you money through One Stop Shop

2 Cork groups have come together to form a new partnership that will enable Cork homeowners to access competitive loan rates for their home energy upgrades.

The collaboration between Cork Credit Unions and Energywise Ireland, a provider of home energy solutions, aims to make sustainable living more accessible and affordable for households across Cork.

As an SEAI-registered One Stop Shop, Energywise Ireland offers a comprehensive range of energy-efficient upgrades that can enhance the energy performance of homes. Through the One Stop Shop programme, homeowners can claim up to €34,000 in grants for a variety of energy improvements. These upgrades include the installation of solar PV systems, heat pumps, insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, ventilation systems, and much more.

The new partnership with Cork Credit Unions adds an attractive financial dimension to the offering.

Homeowners looking to make energy upgrades through Energywise Ireland can now avail of green/home improvement loans provided credit unions in Cork. These loans come with competitive rates, easy application and fast draw down of funds.

The competitive green/home improvement loans from Cork Credit Unions are designed to cover the costs associated with these upgrades, providing flexible repayment options tailored to individual financial situations. This means it is easier for homeowners to finance their energy improvements

and reap the benefits of lower energy bills and a more comfortable living environment.

John B. O’Halloran, Programme Manager with Energywise Ireland said he is delighted with the collaboration: “Our customers are often unsure how to approach finance for home energy upgrades or retrofits, now with a direct link to local Cork credit unions we can refer members directly to gain the specific details they need based on their quotations at very competitive rates.”

Alan Duff, Cork Credit Unions, said: “This exciting partnership with Energywise means our members in Cork county have access to a key Cork supplier who specialises in home energy upgrades and retrofit in tandem with our competitive green/home improvement loans, we are delighted to work with the Energywise team.”