This study assesses the engagement of householders in adopting sustainable technologies and solutions for their homes and identifies barriers faced by householders in making these changes. The features most likely to have changed are, on the whole, low cost and easy to change without professional help. There is substantial interest in high cost energy efficiency features. Barriers include a lack of awareness whether homes contain sustainable features or not.
Based on primary research undertaken by Beverley Frederikson (Consumers’ Institute) and substantially drawn from work undertaken by Kim Worthington Research Team Leaders, Ann Smith and Alison Greenaway, Landcare Research