Is your home climate smart and climate ready?

Sustainable Tompkins is a local nonprofit that has been helping lower-income residents reduce their energy bills since 2010. We are collecting information on how home energy costs and comfort issues are affecting people in Ithaca. There are some new sources of federal and state funding to help pay for clean energy improvements, but we need more detailed information about the types of energy and comfort issues that need attention in our housing stock and who might qualify for grants to help pay for these improvements. Please fill out our survey and tell us about your home.  It should only take 5-6 minutes.

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* 1. Do you own or rent your home?

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* 2. What is your street address?

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* 3. Are you able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature?

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* 4. If you answered 'No' to question 3, please check all that apply of the following statements.

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* 5. How often are you able to get sufficient hot water when you need it?

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* 6. RENTERS ONLY: How is payment for heating and electricity handled for your household?

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* 7. What is the main source of heat in your home?

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* 8. How do you keep cool in your house during a heat wave?

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* 9. How often are you concerned about paying your utility bills?

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* 10. Do you remember what your household's highest electric and gas utility bill was for this past winter?

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* 11. Do you remember the cost of your most recent electric and gas utility bill?

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* 12. Are there people in your home with heat sensitivity concerns, such as seniors, infants or toddlers?

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* 13. Do people in your household have these particular health issues on an ongoing basis?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 14. Do you have any of the following indoor air quality issues in your home? (Check all that apply.)

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* 15. Are there ever conflicts among household members around energy consumption such as people taking long showers or forgetting to turn off the lights?

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* 16. RENTERS ONLY:  Have you needed to talk to your landlord about energy bills or comfort issues?

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* 17. HOMEOWNERS ONLY: Have you been approached in the past two years by a solar company or an installer offering to make energy improvements to your home (such as insulation, air sealing, or heat pumps)?

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* 18. How many people live in your residence (including yourself)?

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* 19. How many people contribute to the household income?

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* 20. There is significant state and federal funding available for clean energy that is based on household income. We're trying to get a sense of how much financial help is available to help pay for Ithaca's energy upgrades. What is the approximate monthly income of each person contributing to your household's total income?

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Yourself
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* 21. How many people in your household are college students?

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* 22. (The following questions are optional.) What is your age?

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* 23. What is your gender identity?

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* 24. Which race/ethnicity best describes you?

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* 25. Additional comments?

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