Complete our survey and receive a FREE 7-SOCKET SMART POWER STRIP (a $30 value)! Smart Power Strips ("smartstrips") automatically reduce wasteful standby power, saving money as well as energy. Just one widescreen television plugged into your Smart Power Strip can save more than $140 per year! Information to claim your free smart powerstrip is given at the end of the survey.

1. In what Cambridge neighborhood do you CURRENTLY RENT rent your home?

2. Who pays your utility bills?

  Me My Landlord Not sure Not applicable

3. 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?

4. I do the following actions around my home:

5. I think the following improvements would benefit my building or individual home:

  Yes, this will benefit my rental No, this will not benefit my rental Already have this improvement Not applicable to my rental
Have a free energy assessment
Utilize a programmable thermostat
Add more insulation
Seal cracks to eliminate drafts
Install Energy Star appliances
Install solar power
Purchase energy efficient windows
Put a timer or sensor on lights so they turn off automatically
Install energy efficient lighting system
Grow a green roof

6. When speaking to my landlord or maintenance supervisor, we discuss:

7. I consider energy efficiency to be important because it:

8. Are you aware of your neighbors making energy efficiency improvements?

9. I think the City of Cambridge promotes energy efficiency:

10. Would you like to receive sustainability email updates from the City of Cambridge?

11. For your FREE smart powerstrip, enter your name, address, and email.

Your contact information will NOT be shared. You can claim the powerstrip at reception on the 3rd floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, during business hours. See below for hours.

TO CLAIM YOUR FREE POWERSTRIP: Visit the Community Development Department (CDD) reception desk during business hours:

3rd Floor of 344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday: 8:30a-8:00p (note extended hours on Mondays)
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30a-5:00p
Frirday: 8:30a-12:00p (note shorter hours on Fridays)

*Please email if special circumstances prevent you from being able to visit our office to collect your smart powerstrip.

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