City of Piedmont Draft Climate Action Plan Resident Survey
The Piedmont Draft Climate Action Plan 2.0 (CAP 2.0) found here http://bit.ly/2DP4bdU outlines a course of action for the City and community to reduce carbon emissions by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 and by 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. Achieving the City’s carbon reduction target will require considerable changes over the next decade. Piedmont will need to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy, begin to switch to electric appliances in order to take advantage of electricity produced by renewable sources, decrease petroleum-fueled personal vehicle use, and curb its consumption. This survey will provide additional information regarding the community’s opinions on these matters and gauge residents’ willingness to participate in carbon reduction actions.
Personal Involvement
1. Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement: By the end of the next decade climate change is likely to have an appreciable negative effect on my life or the lives of my children.
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
2. What effects of climate change are the most likely to have a negative impact on your life or your children's lives?
Other (please specify):
Your answer
3. How would you like to get involved in climate action? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
4. Which resources would you find most beneficial to help you learn more about climate action in Piedmont? (Select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
Residential Energy Use
In Piedmont, the building sector has consistently accounted for nearly half of all community GHG emissions. This includes both electricity use and natural gas use for space and water heating.
1. a) How likely are you to support and participate in purchasing 100% renewable energy through either PG&E or the upcoming East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), a newly-formed community power supplier serving Alameda County? Sourcing 100% renewable energy would likely come at a price premium.
Very Unlikely
Very Likely
b) If you chose "3" or below, what makes it challenging or difficult to do so? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
c) Would you like to receive more information on PG&E and EBCE's 100% renewable option?
If so, please email Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov for more information or to be added to our Climate Action distribution list
Your answer
2. a) How likely are you to install a rooftop solar energy system or a solar water heating system?
Very Unlikely
Very Likely
b) If you chose "3" or below, what makes it challenging or difficult to do so? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
c) Would you like to receive more information on rooftop solar rebates, incentives, and financing programs?
If so, please email Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov for more information or to be added to our Climate Action notification list
Your answer
3. a) The Draft Climate Action Plan includes a measure that the City consider a requirement that all roofs undergoing a major renovation to be "solar ready" (appropriate roof pitch, access, strength, etc.). Should the City require this?
b) If no, why shouldn't the City require this?
Your answer
4. a) How likely are you to pursue the following list of energy efficiency actions in your home?
Probably Won't Do
Would Consider
Have Done/Want to Do
High efficiency water heater
High efficiency heating system
Sealing air leaks in walls, windows, ducts, etc.
Wall insulation
Roof insulation
Floor insulation
New energy-efficient doors
New energy-efficient windows
High efficiency appliances (Energy Star, etc.)
Home energy audit by Energy Star or other certified contracters
b) For actions that you "Probably Won't Do" what makes it difficult or challenging to pursue those actions in your home (select all that apply)?
Other (please specify):
Your answer
c) Would you like to receive more information on home energy efficiency retrofitting?
If so, please email Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov for more information or to be added to our Climate Action notification list
Your answer
5. The Draft Climate Action Plan includes a measure that the City consider a requirement for the installation of high efficiency appliances and fixtures at the point of replacement. Should the City require this?
Comments (optional):
Your answer
Transportation
Petroleum-fueled vehicle travel is the biggest single source of emissions in Piedmont, accounting for 42% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2015.
1. How often do you typically use the following methods to get to your non-work destinations like the grocery store, schools, sports fields?
Never
Some of the time
Most of the time
All of the time
Automobile
Walk
Bike
Public Transportation
2. If you use an automobile for all or most of your non-work travel, what is the main reason you typically make that choice? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
3. a) How likely would each of these strategies be in motivating you to use other transportation options besides an automobile?
Unikely to Motivate
Might Motivate
Likely to Motivate
More convenient transit services
More sidewalks/safer crosswalks
More bike parking and bike lanes that connect with Oakland
Installation of Bay Area Bike Share stations
b) What strategy, either listed above or not, would be the most likely to motivate you to use other transportation options other than a personal vehicle?
Your answer
4. a) Do you currently own or lease an electric vehicle?
b) If you do not currently own/lease an electric vehicle, how likely are you to purchase/lease one in the near future?
Very Unlikely
Very Likely
c) If you already own/lease an electric vehicle, how likely are you to purchase/lease another?
Very Unlikely
Very Likely
d) What makes the decision to purchase an electric vehicle challenging or difficult? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
e) If you use an electric vehicle, what are the main benefits and advantages that you think would help convince other Piedmonters to make the switch?
Your answer
5. The Draft Climate Action Plan includes a measure that City consider an ordinance that would require electric vehicle charger pre-wiring in any garage or carport remodel. Should the City require this?
Comments (optional):
Your answer
Consumption
The consumption habits of Piedmonters also significantly contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions. Preliminary estimates show that Piedmont has the second highest consumption-based carbon footprint per household of cities located in the nine Bay Area counties. Lowering Piedmont's carbon footprint will require behavioral change.
1. a) How likely are you to make the following behavioral changes?
Probably Won't Do
Would Consider
Have Done/Want to Do
Choosing low-carbon food options and reducing food waste
Purchasing locally-made goods
Choosing refillable water bottles over plastic water bottles
Decreasing air travel or purchasing carbon offsets for trips made
Decreasing household energy use (turning off lights, unplugging equipment, etc.)
Reducing the amount of unnecessary trips made by car
b) For actions you "Probably Won't Do" what makes it difficult or challenging to pursue those actions? (select all that apply)
Other (please specify):
Your answer
c) Would you like to receive more information on how consumption habits contribute to greenhouse gas emission and ways to address it?
If so, please email Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov for more information or to be added to our Climate Action notification list
Your answer
d) What specific consumption-related topics or actions, either listed above or not, would you most like to learn more about?
Your answer
Draft Climate Action Plan
1. a) Have you reviewed the Draft Climate Action Plan? A link to the plan is provided here: http://bit.ly/2DP4bdU
b) If so, are there any topics in the Draft Climate Action Plan that you'd like to learn more about?
Your answer
c) Are there any sections in the Draft Climate Action Plan that you found most interesting and/or informative?
Your answer
Questions or Comments
If you have any other questions or comments related to this survey or the Draft Climate Action Plan itself, please email Assistant Planner Mira Hahn at mhahn@piedmont.ca.gov or list them below:
Your answer
Please provide your name and email address below if you'd like to be added to our Climate Action notification list.
Your answer
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