City of Cambridge 

 BUSINESS Energy Efficiency Survey

The survey will take less than 5 minutes. The Cambridge Energy Alliance will use the data to improve  energy efficiency programs for local businesses.

 
Complete our survey and receive a FREE 7-SOCKET SMART POWER STRIP (a $30 value)! Smart Power Strips automatically reduce wasteful standby power, saving money as well as energy. Just one computer station plugged into your Smart Power Strip can save up to $100. per year!
1. In what Cambridge neighborhood do you CURRENTLY LEASE your place of business?
2. My business lease is :
3. Are your company's utility bills metered or unmetered?
MeteredUnmeteredNot sureNot applicable
Water
Electricity
Heating
Cooling
4. Estimate the percentage of your operating costs that is dedicated to energy use :
5. I do the following actions around my place of business:
YesNoI have no control over thisNot applicable
Keep thermostat set low in Winter and high in Summer
Conserve water
Report leaky plumbing
Install a window air conditioning unit
Close blinds to keep out hot summer sun
Turn off lights not in use
Use CFL or LED light bulbs
Turn off computers/electronics when not in use
Use green cleaning products
Sell organic or local food
Compost food waste/use compostable materials
Recycle
Donate unwanted items in good condition
Opt out of unwanted mail through Catalog Choice
Perform pest control for rodents or insects
Educate staff about energy efficiency
Educate customers about energy efficiency
Require vendors and suppliers to be energy efficient
None
6. I think the following improvements would benefit my place of business:
YES, this will benefit my place of businessNO, this will not benefit my place of businessAlready have this improvementNot applicable to my place of business
Have a free energy assessment
Install high-efficiency boiler system
Add more insulation
Seal cracks to eliminate drafts
Install Energy Star appliances
Install solar power
Install energy efficient windows
Put a timer or sensor on lights so they turn off automatically
Install energy efficient lighting system
Grow a green roof
Educate staff about energy efficiency measures
Educate customers about energy efficiency measures
Require energy efficiency of my business affiliates
7. When speaking to my landlord or maintenance supervisor, we discuss:
8. My business considers energy efficiency to be important because it:
9. Are you aware of other businesses making energy efficiency improvements?
10. How interested in energy efficiency are your employees?
11. How interested in energy efficiency are your customers?
12. Standby power is a factor when electronics that are turned off still draw electricity if plugged in.

Had you heard of standby power, also known as "phantom power" or "vampire electricity," before taking this survey?
13. I think the City of Cambridge promotes energy efficiency:
14. Would you like to receive sustainability email updates from the City of Cambridge?
15. To receive your FREE electrical power strip, please give us your name, address, email, and telephone number. Your contact information will NOT be shared- only used for you to receive your FREE power strip.
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