Ecology Building Society offers sustainable mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment, funded through our range of simple, transparent savings accounts. We believe in affordable housing and sustainable communities, and our mutual values mean we put our members' needs first.
Ecology is a building society dedicated to improving the environment by supporting and promoting ecological building practices and sustainable communities.
In short, we're dedicated to building a greener society.
Our lending is governed by the principles of sustainable development, which we define as:
Improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems.
This means we engage in activities that promote, encourage or support the following objectives:
- The saving of non-renewable energy or other scarce resources
- The growth of a sustainable housing stock
- The development of building practices, ways of living or uses of land which have a low ecological impact.
Our mission matters. The majority of the UK's 16 million houses waste energy on a massive scale – contributing to 27% of our carbon footprint. We know that properties can be built, converted, renovated or improved with respect for the environment, and with comfort and affordability in mind. We're here to help people and communities across the UK make it happen.