|Institutions involved||UniNE, UniBas, ETHZ, UniGE, UniSG, ZHAW|
|Contact persons||Mehdi Farsi (UniNE), Sylvain Weber (UniNE)|
|Keywords||Household energy consumption, heating, electricity, mobility|
|Disciplines||Economics, psychology, sociology|
|Unit of observation||Households|
|Geographical space||Switzerland (without Ticino)|
|Data collection method||Online survey|
|Data availability||See ad hoc document “Access to Data and Research Agenda”|
Publications and working papers
The Swiss Household Energy Demand Survey (SHEDS) has been developed as part of the research agenda of the Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society, and Transition (SCCER CREST). It is designed to collect a comprehensive description of the Swiss households’ energy‐related behaviors, their longitudinal changes and the existing potentials for future energy demand reduction. The survey has been planned in five annual waves thus generating a rolling panel dataset of 5,000 respondents per wave. The first two waves of SHEDS were fielded in April 2016 and April‐May 2017.
The data contain information on equipment and use for the same households in three different fields of energy consumption:
The household characteristics collected can be classified in three main disciplines:
Time-varying characteristics are being collected in every wave of the survey in order to track changes over time at the individual level. Time‐invariant characteristics, however, are naturally collected only once for each respondent, at the time of first entrance in SHEDS. Additional modules with various types of choice experiments are implemented since the second wave of the survey.