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.
When you take a loan out with Resimac, you're also helping to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through a new tree that is planted on our behalf. To date, we have planted 40,000 trees, which will offset nearly 5 million kilograms of carbon from the Earth's atmosphere over their lifetime.
Carbon Conscious 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 serviced regularly. A well serviced 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.