Dear PARENT project participant,
We are very happy that you have joined our project and hope that you are excited about installing your Smappee, and to get started with saving energy and developing solutions with us - working towards a more sustainable future together.
Before we go further, we would like to ask you a few questions regarding your household, your lifestyle and your attitudes and values. The questionnaire will be used for the PARENT project research and policy advise purposes only.
The reason for this questionnaire is to help us better to understand motivations and barriers for sustainable energy behaviour, and to identify factors that may be linked with individuals’ interest and ability to act towards energy saving. We will be using this information to create clusters, based on anonymised data. Throughout the pilot experience, you will be able to compare your consumption with those of other households.
The questionnaire consists of 18 questions and should take around 15 minutes to complete. It is a very important part of the PARENT project and towards sustainable behaviour research, so we ask you please to complete the whole questionnaire. It is important to remind you that your data will be treated confidential and will not be transferred to any third party.
A practical note before you start: if available you may want to keep your house’s energy certificate and last year’s electricity overview on hand.
Please enter your PARENT identification code. This is the code that we gave your SMAPPEE (big white sticker on the box) consisting of 4 digits and one letter (e.g. 1234A). This is also the name of your 'location' in the Smappee interface.
This question will help in explaining potential limitations and possibilities for energy saving based on whether a person is a homeowner or a renter.
This question helps to establish what the starting point is and gives us an indication of the potential for further energy savings.
The different types of heating systems require very different amounts of energy and are an important factor in energy usage that is not linked with changing behaviour.
This answer may help us in defining a baseline to compare this year's consumption and changes between years.
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Sociodemographic characteristics of primary household participant
These answers help us evaluate whether age, gender and education level of an individual has an impact on his/her environmental behaviour. These factors are contested as indicators and we would like to evaluate their influence.
Sociodemographic characteristics of entire household
- This will also explain high or low level of energy use (number of people in the house more often or less often depending on where they spend their days)
This question aims to see if there is link between high level of ICT appliance use / tech savviness and participation in the PARENT platform and use of the Smappee application.
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Attitudes and beliefs on energy and environment
- This series of questions (10-18) help us in understanding general attitudes and values towards the environment, responsibility sharing, barriers and motivators. It also helps us in understanding general attitudes and activities towards energy saving and towards community engagement. It will help us in developing solutions and advice on how to reach out to and assist different groups of people, or how to provide customised support for people who have diverse views and face different barriers towards acting more sustainably. We might for example discover that for some clusters of people economic incentives might motivate them, whereas other clusters might respond more to community based actions.
Examples of environmentally friendly activities: buy regularly organic food, buy locally produced products, avoid food waste, buy regularly second hand products, borrow instead of buying, buy energy efficient products, pay attention to turning off lights and electrical appliances, recycle, compost, use non-toxic cleaning products, use public transport/bike/walk
In your home, has any of the following energy efficiency intervention planned or been made?
Tick all that apply