Sustainability is in our Wheelhouse

San diego's leader in solar financing

How to Be a More Sustainable San Diegan

Since first opening its doors to San Diegans in 1934, Wheelhouse Credit Union now takes great pride in being San Diego’s #1 Solar Financer. From helping hundreds of people per year switch to solar energy, to participating in local beach cleanups and planting trees across the county, our goal, like yours, is to preserve our beautiful planet and help those who live in our community take steps to do the same. Join us in our commitment to sustainability – Wheelhouse makes it easy!

Shop with intention
All purchases have an impact, from the resources used and pollution produced to the packaging that ends up in our landfills. So make sure to shop with your planet in mind and make intentional purchases when you can. Consider shopping from companies with eco-friendly intentions and elect for minimal packaging and shipping when possible.

Leave no trace
Leave it better than the way you found it – a simple sentiment that anyone can adopt to help us care for the great outdoors. An easy step to take in your journey to be more sustainable is to dispose of trash properly. That means holding onto it if there is not a trash can nearby on your favorite trail or at your local beach. You can even go the extra mile and pick up trash that someone else left behind. Stop by any Wheelhouse Branch Location to grab your own Wheelhouse Leave No Trace litter-collection bag (while supplies last) and use it to help us leave San Diego cleaner than we found it.

Take advantage of solar energy
With 266 days of sunshine year-round, why wouldn’t San Diegans take advantage of solar energy options? Wheelhouse works with over 100 installers to help homeowners across Southern California significantly reduce their electric bill, increase the value of their home and help the environment. As of April 2023, 215 million kilowatt hours of clean energy has been generated by the Solar PV Systems Wheelhouse has financed, which is equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from 31,864 passenger vehicles driven for one year!

Look into other energy efficient options for your home
Solar Financing is not the only tool in our Wheelhouse. Our Energy Efficient Loans make it easy to conserve water and energy at your home, helping you finance insulation, energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, water-efficient fixtures and more. Wheelhouse Energy Efficient Loans can help you get started on your next sustainability project, such as energy efficient insulation, air duct sealing, lighting fixtures, water faucets, fixtures and drip irrigation, xeriscape and firewise landscaping, and rainwater harvesting equipment.

We are San Diego Made™ and proud to do our part to help our beautiful city and planet thrive. Sustainability is rooted in our core values, and we know that together we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint, lessen greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels to support San Diego’s journey to 100% renewable energy.

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Esteban Villanueva