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A green home energy upgrade loan from your local credit union

What is Greenify?

What is Greenify?

Greenify is a green home energy upgrade loan brought to you by a group of credit unions aiming to finance your home energy upgrades, making homes around the country more energy efficient, more fuel efficient and greener! 

Our members use their Greenify loan to:

  • Upgrade their heating systems

  • Install insulation 

  • Install solar panels 

  • Upgrade doors and windows 

  • And much more...


The Greenify Guide

The Greenify Guide is a helpful guide for homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Through case studies from some of our Greenify homeowners, we highlight the process and benefits of delivering home energy upgrades.

The guide includes a detailed overview of the home energy improvements available on the market.
From small wins to large scale investment, the guide aims to breakdown the steps involved in securing finance for, and implementing, home energy upgrades. 


Watch the 3rd annual Greenify webinar, Greenify: Your Path to a Greener More Efficient Home here!

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Our third annual Greenify Webinar was titled Greenify: Your Path to a Greener, More Efficient Home. 

Moderated by Helen Carroll, the event included an address from Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for credit unions, a keynote from Pat Kane, Chief Sustainability Officer at Pragmatica and Founder of Reuzi, as well as panel discussion with industry experts including Therese Conway, CEO of Cavan Credit Union and our latest Greenify hero homeowner Padraig Cahill


Watch the 2022 Time to Greenify Webinar here!

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The theme of the 2022 Greenify Webinar was Time to Greenify.

Moderated by Helen Carroll, the event included a keynote from Marie Donnelly, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council, an address from Brian Corr, Head of Credit Union Policy at the Department of Finance, as well as panel discussion with industry experts including Colm Tynan from SETU and Therese Conway, CEO of Cavan Credit Union. 


Watch the virtual launch of Greenify here!

In late 2021, a group of Irish credit unions came together to launch Greenify, a new green home energy upgrade loan.

Moderated by Helen Carroll, the event included an address from Minister Sean Fleming TD, a keynote from Duncan Stewart and a panel discussion between industry experts Colm Tynan (WIT) and Ruth Buggie (SEAI) entitled "Why is now the right time for green home finance and what can I do as a homeowner to play my part?".



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Member Stories

Padraig Cahill

Padraig Cahill, owner of Killygarry House, accessed a Greenify loan to install a new heating system for the house. They invested in a ground source heat pump system and installed a thermostat was in each room to regulate the temperature. Insulation was put in the ceiling and attic to maximise the energy savings and keep the home warm. Speaking about his experience with Greenify Padraig, said: “The Greenify home energy upgrade loan has definitely made our life easier. Bills are lower and the house is definitely more energy efficient. The credit union are brilliant to work with. I couldn’t speak highly enough of them. Everything about the process was simple.”

Teresa and Denis Kelly

The Kelly family accessed a Greenify Credit Union loan to turn an old, historic farmhouse into a modern, sustainable home. The Kelly's used the loan to install a heat recovery system which has reduced their electricity bill immensely, making the 100-year-old house much cheaper to run. The Kellys accessed their Greenify loan through their local credit union. They praised the credit union for their support - saying they were easy to deal with and made the experience incredibly personal. Greenify Credit Union finance allowed the Kellys to make their home more comfortable while "doing our bit for the environment and our pocket". 

Maria Collard and Matt Deane

Maria Collard and Matt Keane are long time credit union members who run a successful and well-respected garden centre. When it came to renovating their family home, they naturally turned to their local credit union to see what supports were there to avail of. With a major renovation project to include new windows, external roof, wall and floor insulation as well as a ventilation system, they were ideal candidates for a Greenify loan. The couple were delighted with how quick and easy the process was; especially since all lending decisions were made locally, by local people. 

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How does it work?

Make your home a Greener one


Loans are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating which may limit your ability to access credit in the future. The cost of your repayments may increase. Credit unions in Ireland are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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