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Energy Efficiency Focus Groups - Final Report

The independent research company Rocket Science UK Ltd and the environmental charity Changeworks were commissioned by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) to carry out focus group research with owner-occupiers and private renting tenants in Scotland to explore:

  • their attitudes and awareness of energy efficiency measures;
  • the potential barriers they might face to taking action on energy efficiency measures; and
  • how they would likely respond to any future regulation of energy efficiency in the private sector. 

This research findings report provides the results from four focus groups held in October 2014: two were held in the City of Edinburgh and two were held in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. In each location one focus group was with owner occupiers and one focus group was with tenants who rent their property.

An accompanying evidence review ("Coming in from the Cold") is available separately. This summarises key findings from the focus groups and brings those findings together with additional evidence collected by the Scottish Citizens Advice service. 

For more information about the focus group research or the accompanying evidence review, please contact Fraser Stewart, Policy Officer - Energy, by email:, or telephone: 0131 550 1077.

Rocket Science UK Ltd & Changeworks
Publication date
June 2015
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