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|Title:||Understanding Homeowners' Renovation Decisions: Findings of the VERD Project, 2012-2013|
|Depositor:||Chrysochoidis, G., University of East Anglia. Faculty of Social Sciences. Norwich Business School|
Chrysochoidis, G., University of East Anglia. Faculty of Social Sciences. Norwich Business School
Wilson, C., University of East Anglia. School of Environmental Sciences. Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
UK Energy Research Centre
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.VERD is a research project at the University of East Anglia investigating homeowners' decisions to renovate, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency. VERD stands for Value propositions for Energy efficient Renovation Decisions. The project is a collaboration between researchers from the Norwich Business School and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and is funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
This study focuses on why homeowners renovate and why they decide to improve their home energy efficiency. The study is based on data collected from homeowners in two ways: a national survey and (simultaneously) stated preferences for renovation alternatives.
The survey took place in September 2012 and drew from a representative sample of 1,028 UK homeowners, who were asked whether or not they were considering renovations. About half said they were not. The other half, who were, were asked how far along they were in their decision process. About 19 per cent were thinking about renovations in general terms, 16 per cent were concretely planning renovations, and the remaining 15 per cent were in the middle of or finalising renovations.
The study was repeated a year later using two separate sub-samples. One sub-sample included the same respondents from the previous year and the other was a new independent sub-sample.
The data collected allowed the VERD team to answer the following questions:
The data cover UK homeowners' renovation decisions and process. Basic household demographic information is also included.
|Dates of fieldwork:||August 2012 - December 2013|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
UK members of the Ipsos Access Panel in September 2012 and September 2013.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Members of the Ipsos Access Panel
|Number of units:||Wave 1: 1,028; Wave 2: 525 repeated sample; 315 new sample|
|Method of data collection:||
Online (web-based) survey
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||21 August 2015|
|Copyright:||Copyright G. Chrysochoidis and UK Energy Research Centre|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required. Available to all registered users. The depositor may be informed about usage.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Technical Report and Experiment Descriptions||7773_public_verd_experiments_dataset_description.pdf||4658|
|Survey Instrument Script||7773_public_verd_survey_instrument_script.pdf||361|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7773_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Wilson, C., Pettifor, H. and Chryssochoidis, G. (2013) Understanding Homeowners’ Renovation Decisions: Findings of the VERD Project, UKERC Project Report. Retrieved August 19, 2015 from http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/publications/understanding-homeowners-renovation-decisions-findings-of-the-verd-project.html#sthash.ZdQ48uAc.dpuf
Pettifor, H., Wilson, C. and Chryssochoidis, G. (2015) 'The appeal of the green deal: empirical evidence for the influence of energy efficiency policy on renovating homeowners', Energy policy, 79, pp.161-176. Retrieved August 19, 2015 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421515000166
Wilson, C., Crane, L. and Chryssochoidis, G. (2015) 'Why do homeowners renovate energy efficiently? Contrasting perspectives and implications for policy’, Energy Research and Social Science, 7(May), pp.12–22. Retrieved August 19, 2015 from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629615000298
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