Carbon Conscious

 

Resimac is proud to be Carbon Conscious™. At Resimac, we aim to conduct our business in an environmentally responsible fashion. In order to help us achieve this, we have teamed up with Carbon Conscious, an Australian company that produces carbon credits through carbon farming.

We are taking action towards countering greenhouse gases in our atmosphere by planting a Mallee Eucalypt tree for each new Resimac loan settled. The Mallee Eucalypt is a native species adapted to the growing conditions of the Australian Wheatbelt region where they are planted. Over its growing life, the Mallee Eucalypt will store carbon from the atmosphere. This activity is not something that is factored into the pricing of our home loans and it does not result in any additional expense for our customers. Rather, it is our way of contributing to a more sustainable environment and exercising our corporate social responsibility, something which is important to us at Resimac. In addition to this action towards offsetting carbon emissions, we provide our customers with tips on how to minimise their personal impact on the environment and responsibly recycle our old computer equipment.

The tracker shows the number of trees that have been planted as a result of this activity.

Carbon conscious tips

 

Here are 20 tips on things you can do around the home to make a difference to the sustainability of our planet:

  • Use fluorescent tubes

    They last up to eight times longer than ordinary light bulbs and only use a quarter of the electricity.

  • Invest in a pool cover

    If you have a pool, invest in a pool cover. This will save 90% of the energy your swimming pool uses.

  • Turn off your lights

    Turn off all lights when you aren’t in the room, and switch off the TV when you’re not watching it.

  • Star ratings

    Always look at the star ratings on whitegoods and go for the most energy efficient.

  • Check broken seals

    Ensure your refrigerator seals properly. Broken seals means the cold air will not stay in your refrigerator and will use a lot more energy.

  • Fridge size

    Refrigerators are most efficient when they are full. Make sure your fridge is the right size for your household.

  • Use cold water in the laundry whenever possible

    Use cold water in the laundry whenever possible and save the energy and gas used to heat it up.

  • Full loads only

    Only place full loads in your washing machine. It uses the same amount of energy as just a single item.

  • Dry your clothes in the sun

    Don’t use your dryer if it’s a sunny day and ensure your lint filter is cleaned regularly.

  • Change your shower head

    Fit a AAA-rated low flow showerhead.

  • Switch to natural gas

    If you can, switch to natural gas. They produce two-thirds lower greenhouse emissions than electric heaters.

  • Check your taps!

    Make sure your taps aren’t leaking!

  • Walk or ride to work

    If you walk or ride to work just once a week , not only will you be healthier for it, the environment will love you for it too. You’ll be cutting your greenhouse emissions by 600kgs a year.

  • Insulate your walls and ceilings

    You could save up to 30% on your heating bills and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 1000kgs a year.

  • Fill that dishwasher!

    Make sure there is a full load in your dishwasher before starting the cycle. If you allow your dishes to air dry instead of using the drying cycle you can save 20% of your dishwasher’s electricity usage.

  • Service your car

    Make sure your car is services regularly. An well services car has better petrol mileage, saving you money and lowering CO2 emissions.

  • Buy recycled goods

    Whenever possible, buy products made from recycled goods.

  • Be smart when ironing

    When ironing your clothes, iron large batches to avoid reheating your iron. Use the residual heat once it's turned off to iron delicates.

  • Close your blinds during the day

    In summer, to keep your house cooler, close your blinds during the day.

  • Close your curtains

    Keep curtains closed on winter nights to keep the warm air in.