Unlocking the economic benefits to Peebles trades of improved energy performance work in buildings - a local consultation 10 minute survey for trades in Peebles area engaged in or interested in energy efficiency work Are you a builder, joiner, heating engineer, architect, surveyor etc. based in Peebles?Are you engaged in, or interested in engaging in the installation of energy efficiency measures in buildings? If so, please kindly take the opportunity to fill out this short survey to have your voice heard. It will take no longer than 10 minutes. In the following, the term "energy performance work" refers to anything that raises the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) energy rating of a building to C or better - a key government policy. Overall, it is estimated that the value of building upgrades related to energy performance improvement for the Peebles area alone could be worth £15 million. The Government and Scottish Borders Council are keen to see more of the economic benefits of this work being captured locally. Through the “Change Works in Peebles” project Peebles is being used as one of a small number of pilots to identify how best to remove obstacles to benefits for local trades of energy performance improvement work on buildings. Please submit the completed survey as soon as possible but no later than Sunday 3rd February. Those completing the survey will be entered into a draw for a prize of a £30 voucher for Scott Bros. The results will be discussed in an open forum that respondents will be invited to on the 5th February, 4-6 pm at Saint Joseph's Neighbourhood Centre, Peebles. Data protection disclaimer All answers, personal information and contact details will be treated strictly confidentially and will not be shared, or used for any other purpose outside this survey. It is essential that you are honest in your views and anonymity will be guaranteed when data summaries are presented. In completing this survey you are agreeing to your information being handled in the manner outlined above.If you have any questions about this study please contact the study coordinator Crick Carleton – email firstname.lastname@example.org mob 07968842295. OK Question Title * 1. How would you describe your trade/business? Builder - joiner Builder - mason Building contractor Plumber Heating engineer Architect/surveyor Solicitor Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 2. What is your type of business? Limited Company Sole Trader Not for profit Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 3. How long have you been in business? 0-5 years 6-10 years 11-40 years Other OK Question Title * 4. Scale of business - turnover estimate (this information will only be shared anonymously without your business name) Small (up to 84k) Small/Medium ( 84k – 250k) Medium (250k to £1 million) Large (greater than £1million) OK Question Title * 5. Who are your main customers? Please add rough percentages. Private householder Private landlord Social landlord Government/Council buildings Private business Other( please name)? OK Question Title * 6. Area of your work – please assign a rough percentage to each? Peebles area Scottish Borders outside Peebles Edinburgh or Central Belt Elsewhere( please name) OK Question Title * 7. In the last 5 years roughly how much of your turnover came from building energy performance improvement work? See next questions for example products/services. Zero - None. 1-20% 20-40% 40-60% 60-80% 80-100% OK Question Title * 8. If you were engaged in building energy improvement work in the last 5 years, roughly what percentage of the energy performance improvement related work was from the following categories? Add comment if clarification is required. Internal wall insulation External wall insulation Cavity wall insulation Under floor insulation Attic insulation Draught proofing Glazing More efficient boiler upgrades/installation More efficient wood or other fuel stove/burner Solar panels Biomass boilers Heat pumps Other (Please state) OK Question Title * 9. Please list any information campaigns or trainings your business has received related to building energy improvement work and which institution provided the trainings and when? OK Question Title * 10. How interested are you in expanding your building energy performance improvement work? No interest Little interest Moderately interested High interest An absolute priority Please explain your answer? OK Question Title * 11. What are the major constraints to expanding your building energy performance improvement work (if you wish to expand the work)? Lack of or inappropriate information from government Lack of appropriate skills, equipment or resources Lack of market awareness Regulations/red tape/government policies Stiff Competition Others Please explain further here OK Question Title * 12. Please list in order of priority up to 3 key feasible recommendations for improving access for local trades in energy performance improvement work and include a justification for why you are recommending this? 1. 2. 3. OK Question Title * 13. Would you be interested in attending an open forum( on the 5th of Feb, 4-6 pm in Peebles) to find out more about energy performance improvement programmes and to discuss this topic with experts and local representatives? Yes No If so and/or if you would like your name entered into the £30 voucher draw, please kindly include your name, email address and mobile phone number here. 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