Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table C26. Natural Gas Expenditures by Census Region for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003
  Total Natural Gas Expenditures
(million dollars)
Natural Gas Expenditures (dollars)
per Thousand Cubic Feet per Square Foot
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings* ............................... 3,553 4,844 3,866 2,261 8.56 7.09 8.40 7.28 0.39 0.37 0.29 0.29
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 456 782 599 317 9.84 8.57 9.21 7.94 0.89 0.73 0.69 0.51
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 348 427 582 332 9.15 7.54 9.08 7.60 0.56 0.45 0.43 0.44
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 502 945 656 422 9.74 7.96 9.41 7.02 0.43 0.39 0.32 0.31
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 408 738 402 317 9.14 6.44 8.60 7.24 0.42 0.33 0.25 0.27
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 531 662 493 182 9.08 7.04 8.39 7.26 0.32 0.34 0.23 0.19
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 454 573 555 156 6.94 6.66 Q 6.59 0.27 0.32 0.25 0.17
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 457 423 286 178 7.64 5.97 7.05 6.46 0.29 0.25 0.20 0.18
Over 500,000 ................................. Q 295 293 Q 7.80 5.75 6.02 7.60 0.42 0.28 0.18 Q
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 412 740 397 339 8.02 6.55 8.42 7.01 0.31 0.34 0.17 0.28
Food Sales ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. Q 355 747 Q Q 7.04 8.61 Q Q 0.94 1.20 Q
Health Care .................................... 310 381 630 217 6.62 5.98 7.23 5.79 0.67 0.58 0.64 0.50
  Inpatient ....................................... 255 279 565 143 6.19 5.55 7.05 5.36 0.73 0.71 0.69 0.58
  Outpatient .................................... Q 103 Q Q Q 7.60 Q Q Q 0.39 Q Q
Lodging .......................................... 295 419 447 Q 8.44 6.34 8.12 8.06 Q 0.41 0.33 0.46
Retail (Other Than Mall).................. 141 274 212 91 8.69 7.38 9.06 7.73 0.37 0.40 0.18 0.14
Office ............................................. 827 826 287 261 9.27 7.97 8.71 7.34 0.36 0.34 0.15 0.17
Public Assembly ............................ 142 315 188 129 9.11 7.26 8.39 7.36 Q 0.41 0.27 0.24
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 142 285 176 61 9.61 7.66 8.80 7.95 0.37 0.32 0.19 0.14
Service .......................................... Q 438 260 Q Q 7.66 9.16 Q Q 0.47 0.32 Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... 234 399 187 Q 9.19 6.50 9.57 7.07 0.24 0.21 0.12 0.16
Other .............................................. 355 Q Q Q 7.81 Q Q Q 0.67 Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 390 502 Q Q 9.37 7.58 Q Q 0.41 0.43 Q Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 783 582 208 135 8.87 6.23 9.14 7.50 0.42 0.43 0.26 0.19
1946 to 1959 .................................. 427 635 386 162 7.69 7.49 Q 6.83 0.30 0.38 0.41 0.26
1960 to 1969 .................................. 509 640 407 316 8.80 6.80 8.13 6.93 0.40 0.35 0.29 0.28
1970 to 1979 .................................. 473 927 555 511 8.55 6.71 7.53 6.94 0.41 0.34 0.24 0.34
1980 to 1989 .................................. 360 585 755 570 8.94 7.56 8.45 7.55 0.35 0.44 0.30 0.36
1990 to 1999 .................................. 340 675 1,075 361 7.75 7.20 8.90 7.85 0.36 0.32 0.29 0.26
2000 to 2003 .................................. 271 296 333 112 8.37 8.38 8.45 7.21 0.47 0.32 0.26 0.17
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... Q 1,814 N 763 8.07 7.72 N 6.27 0.43 0.41 N 0.36
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,593 2,788 N 521 8.46 6.89 N 7.94 0.43 0.35 N 0.43
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 1,461 242 906 93 8.85 5.55 8.69 6.81 0.34 0.29 0.36 0.21
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 2,116 804 N N 8.52 8.15 N N 0.31 0.21
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 844 81 N N 7.85 7.25 N N 0.21 0.28
Number of Floors
One ................................................ 927 1,670 1,753 1,055 9.20 7.97 9.14 7.46 0.45 0.43 0.30 0.34
Two ............................................... 754 1,477 846 551 8.43 7.02 8.64 7.00 0.38 0.33 0.30 0.25
Three ............................................. 549 742 395 129 9.08 6.82 Q 7.64 0.38 0.33 0.32 0.18
Four to Nine ................................... 878 782 637 263 7.84 6.24 7.28 6.25 0.35 0.38 0.31 0.26
Ten or More ................................... 445 173 235 Q 8.49 5.86 6.59 8.35 0.39 0.38 0.17 Q
Number of Workers (main shift)
Fewer than 5 ................................. 469 993 530 316 9.59 8.21 9.62 8.03 0.39 0.38 0.27 0.25
5 to 9 .............................................. 396 508 500 262 9.82 8.09 9.31 7.42 0.57 0.41 0.34 0.38
10 to 19 .......................................... 404 662 531 245 8.70 7.03 8.90 7.07 0.32 0.37 0.35 0.32
20 to 49 .......................................... 602 1,081 811 457 9.21 6.89 8.32 7.23 0.31 0.41 0.36 0.34
50 to 99 .......................................... 495 630 386 269 8.59 6.89 8.36 6.96 0.42 0.32 0.20 0.25
100 to 249 ...................................... 400 479 578 195 7.02 6.39 8.45 7.14 0.36 0.34 0.37 0.19
250 or More ................................... 787 492 530 518 7.90 5.98 6.65 7.16 0.44 0.32 0.21 0.31
Weekly Operating Hours
Fewer than 40 ............................... Q 400 159 180 Q 8.13 9.61 8.05 Q 0.28 0.21 0.30
40 to 48 .......................................... 407 838 493 279 9.48 7.70 9.90 6.92 0.30 0.40 0.22 0.23
49 to 60 .......................................... 741 1,151 665 371 9.29 7.21 9.02 7.44 0.35 0.32 0.24 0.22
61 to 84 .......................................... 649 792 577 356 8.65 7.15 8.34 7.12 0.45 0.36 0.24 0.25
85 to 167 ........................................ 330 719 608 249 8.61 6.76 8.61 7.35 0.34 0.44 0.38 0.24
Open Continuously ........................ 1,273 943 1,364 826 7.79 6.35 7.57 7.23 0.45 0.42 0.39 0.44
Ownership and Occupancy
Nongovernment Owned ................ 3,023 3,669 3,122 1,745 8.69 7.16 8.51 7.58 0.40 0.37 0.32 0.29
  Owner Occupied ......................... 1,733 1,762 1,226 641 8.62 6.95 8.44 7.40 0.42 0.35 0.25 0.25
  Nonowner Occupied ................... 1,265 1,820 1,888 1,098 8.80 7.33 8.55 7.70 0.38 0.43 0.38 0.33
  Unoccupied .................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Government Owned ...................... 530 1,175 744 516 7.88 6.88 7.98 6.41 0.35 0.35 0.22 0.28
  Federal ......................................... Q Q 34 Q Q Q 5.73 Q Q Q Q Q
  State ............................................ Q 219 287 168 Q 8.04 7.88 7.53 Q 0.44 0.24 0.36
  Local ............................................ 406 887 423 278 7.58 6.70 8.32 6.07 0.36 0.36 0.23 0.24
Vacancy Status
Completely Vacant ......................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Mostly Vacant ................................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Partially Vacant .............................. 839 861 452 325 9.22 7.63 8.22 6.60 0.39 0.35 0.19 0.23
Not At All Vacant ........................... 2,650 3,855 3,405 1,918 8.35 6.96 8.42 7.40 0.39 0.38 0.31 0.31
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 2,391 3,580 3,100 1,879 8.32 7.06 8.48 7.29 0.42 0.38 0.31 0.34
2 to 5 .............................................. 642 943 507 285 9.24 7.39 8.33 7.16 0.34 0.39 0.26 0.21
6 to 10 ............................................ 175 101 Q 43 8.85 6.89 Q 7.28 0.37 0.29 Q 0.19
11 to 20 .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
More than 20 .................................. Q Q 121 Q Q Q 7.80 Q Q Q 0.16 Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Predominant Exterior
Wall Material
Brick, Stone or Stucco ................... 2,352 2,875 2,115 1,061 8.39 7.01 8.27 7.23 0.42 0.39 0.30 0.31
Concrete (Block or Poured) ........... 567 945 785 325 8.77 6.88 8.66 6.86 0.35 0.38 0.37 0.29
Concrete Panels ............................ Q 440 220 Q Q 7.47 7.31 7.62 Q 0.41 0.14 0.30
Siding or Shingles .......................... 175 228 226 107 10.46 8.15 9.16 7.95 0.34 0.33 0.42 0.40
Metal Panels ................................... Q 247 402 247 Q 8.19 9.39 7.19 Q 0.23 0.26 0.25
Window Glass ............................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No One Major Type ........................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q 0.03 Q
Predominant Roof Material
Built-Up .......................................... 1,166 1,827 1,523 1,013 8.40 7.02 8.26 7.40 0.40 0.40 0.34 0.31
Shingles (Not Wood) ...................... 623 877 623 358 9.68 7.25 9.19 7.51 0.53 0.36 0.32 0.36
Metal Surfacing .............................. Q 445 618 328 Q 7.21 9.26 7.27 Q 0.29 0.23 0.29
Synthetic or Rubber ....................... 1,328 1,369 877 332 8.06 7.08 7.60 6.35 0.40 0.36 0.27 0.23
Slate or Tile .................................... Q 114 136 135 Q 7.25 8.68 8.18 Q 0.47 0.28 0.29
Wooden Materials .......................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Concrete ........................................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No One Major Type ........................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Renovations in Buildings
Constructed Before 1980
(more than one may apply)
Any Type of Renovation
 Since 1980 .................................... 1,443 1,839 950 619 8.39 6.63 7.72 6.85 0.40 0.39 0.34 0.28
   Addition or Annex ....................... 475 682 489 336 7.79 5.87 7.27 6.61 0.38 0.38 0.44 0.38
   Reduction In Floorspace ............. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
   Cosmetic Improvements .............. 1,143 1,318 647 479 8.45 6.73 8.03 6.83 0.38 0.40 0.32 0.27
   Wall or Roof Replacement .......... 552 758 345 311 8.39 6.74 7.61 6.73 0.28 0.38 0.28 0.28
   Interior Wall
    Re-Configuration ........................ 750 887 405 388 8.58 6.65 7.48 6.89 0.37 0.38 0.29 0.31
   HVAC Equipment Upgrade .......... 970 1,201 679 430 8.53 6.37 7.73 6.84 0.43 0.40 0.40 0.29
   Lighting Upgrade ......................... 971 1,075 414 409 8.57 6.76 7.68 6.89 0.38 0.40 0.31 0.28
   Window Replacement ................. 726 641 159 208 8.61 6.46 7.38 6.92 0.34 0.39 0.29 0.32
   Plumbing System Upgrade .......... 682 733 316 319 8.27 6.68 7.68 7.18 0.36 0.45 0.35 0.26
   Insulation Upgrade ...................... 296 383 184 115 8.83 7.25 7.49 6.89 0.34 0.35 0.36 0.24
   Other Renovation ........................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No Renovations Since 1980 .......... 1,139 1,449 752 599 9.00 7.26 8.61 7.18 0.37 0.36 0.25 0.30
Building Newer than 1980 ............. 971 1,556 2,163 1,043 8.33 7.54 8.67 7.62 0.38 0.35 0.29 0.29
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 3,553 4,843 3,866 2,261 8.56 7.09 8.40 7.28 0.39 0.37 0.29 0.29
Natural Gas .................................... 3,553 4,844 3,866 2,261 8.56 7.09 8.40 7.28 0.39 0.37 0.29 0.29
Fuel Oil ........................................... 1,155 842 981 561 7.83 6.18 7.48 7.34 0.31 0.40 0.33 0.35
District Heat ................................... 103 Q 107 Q 7.14 6.43 7.92 Q 0.16 0.14 0.13 Q
District Chilled Water ...................... Q Q 110 Q Q Q 7.92 Q Q Q 0.16 Q
Propane ......................................... Q 244 251 Q Q 6.98 Q 7.09 Q 0.28 Q 0.30
Other .............................................. Q 128 Q Q Q 6.41 Q Q Q 0.34 Q Q
Space-Heating Energy Sources
Natural Gas .................................... 3,351 4,719 3,435 2,010 8.53 7.07 8.38 7.20 0.46 0.39 0.32 0.29
  Natural Gas Main ......................... 3,115 4,450 3,140 1,882 8.49 7.06 8.32 7.19 0.48 0.39 0.34 0.32
  Natural Gas Secondary ............... 237 269 295 129 9.11 7.24 9.11 7.41 0.30 0.31 0.21 0.14
Other Excluding Natural Gas ......... 182 116 418 146 9.05 7.98 8.50 7.66 Q 0.12 0.17 0.21
Buildings without Heating .............. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Primary Space-Heating
Energy Source
Electricity ....................................... 232 339 611 252 9.74 7.51 8.81 7.66 0.34 0.29 0.21 0.19
Natural Gas .................................... 3,115 4,450 3,140 1,882 8.49 7.06 8.32 7.19 0.48 0.39 0.34 0.32
Fuel Oil ........................................... 136 Q Q Q 8.30 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
District Heat ................................... Q Q Q Q 8.75 Q 8.28 Q 0.07 Q 0.10 Q
Propane ......................................... N N Q N N N Q N N N Q N
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Cooling Energy Sources
Natural Gas .................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other Excluding Natural Gas ......... 2,934 4,347 3,704 2,060 8.61 7.08 8.42 7.32 0.36 0.37 0.29 0.29
Buildings without Cooling ............... 247 364 Q 146 7.91 7.84 Q 7.22 0.40 0.34 Q 0.26
Water-Heating Energy Sources
Natural Gas .................................... 2,648 3,555 2,942 1,948 8.35 6.94 8.10 7.20 0.47 0.40 0.35 0.32
Other Excluding Natural Gas ......... 783 1,135 760 255 9.19 7.51 9.35 7.73 0.25 0.31 0.18 0.21
Bldgs without Water Heating ......... Q 154 164 59 Q 7.81 10.50 7.88 Q 0.23 0.22 0.12
Cooking Energy Sources
Natural Gas .................................... 1,455 1,663 2,051 988 8.34 6.36 7.91 7.32 0.41 0.42 0.37 0.41
Other Excluding Natural Gas ......... 231 457 209 110 7.09 7.45 7.65 7.19 0.41 0.37 0.22 0.23
Buildings without Cooking .............. 1,867 2,724 1,607 1,163 8.97 7.56 9.25 7.24 0.37 0.34 0.23 0.24
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 3,533 4,834 3,853 2,156 8.56 7.09 8.40 7.23 0.39 0.37 0.29 0.29
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,307 4,480 3,816 2,115 8.61 7.03 8.40 7.28 0.39 0.37 0.29 0.29
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,431 4,690 3,702 2,202 8.53 7.07 8.33 7.26 0.39 0.38 0.29 0.30
Buildings with Cooking ................... 1,686 2,120 2,259 1,098 8.14 6.56 7.88 7.31 0.41 0.41 0.35 0.38
Buildings with Manufacturing ........ 244 178 136 Q 8.26 5.49 9.52 7.53 0.47 0.25 0.26 0.29
Buildings with Electricity
 Generation .................................... 1,069 1,031 996 623 7.86 6.23 7.47 7.48 0.42 0.36 0.32 0.34
Percent of Floorspace Heated
Not Heated ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1 to 50 ............................................ 214 190 284 144 8.83 8.24 9.73 8.05 0.26 0.22 0.22 0.14
51 to 99 .......................................... 613 569 487 408 9.41 7.19 8.12 7.35 0.51 0.43 0.26 0.26
100 ................................................. 2,706 4,075 3,082 1,605 8.36 7.03 8.34 7.14 0.38 0.37 0.31 0.32
Percent of Floorspace Cooled
Not Cooled ..................................... 247 364 Q 146 7.91 7.84 Q 7.22 0.40 0.34 Q 0.26
1 to 50 ............................................ 1,032 1,315 655 463 8.66 7.04 9.47 7.35 0.32 0.33 0.22 0.24
51 to 99 .......................................... 1,007 1,252 631 451 8.51 7.06 8.03 7.12 0.40 0.40 0.27 0.26
100 ................................................. 1,268 1,912 2,531 1,202 8.66 7.01 8.25 7.31 0.45 0.38 0.33 0.34
Heating Equipment (more
than one may apply)
Heat Pumps .................................... 420 234 802 Q 8.22 7.35 8.75 8.16 0.45 0.31 0.29 0.31
  Packaged Heat Pumps ................. 242 174 434 Q 8.85 7.21 Q 8.41 0.44 0.31 0.28 Q
  Split-System Heat Pumps ............. Q Q 246 62 Q Q 9.70 7.44 Q Q 0.25 0.22
  Individual Room Heat Pumps ........ Q Q 235 Q Q Q 8.38 Q Q Q 0.26 Q
Furnaces ....................................... 1,010 2,124 1,242 719 8.62 7.14 8.67 7.57 0.43 0.34 0.29 0.30
Individual Space Heaters ............... 771 1,032 466 451 8.32 6.67 7.83 7.40 0.39 0.31 0.22 0.30
District Heat ................................... Q Q 101 Q 6.94 Q 7.97 Q 0.11 Q 0.13 Q
Boilers ............................................ 2,222 2,457 1,582 1,156 8.25 6.72 7.65 6.93 0.43 0.43 0.40 0.34
Packaged Heating Units ................. 1,139 1,196 1,618 524 8.51 7.17 8.53 7.09 0.45 0.37 0.30 0.21
Other .............................................. Q 150 83 Q Q 6.94 8.72 Q Q 0.27 0.12 Q
Cooling Equipment (more
than one may apply)
Residential-Type Central
 Air Conditioners ............................ 851 1,139 607 270 8.46 6.64 8.54 7.45 0.44 0.38 0.28 0.32
Heat Pumps .................................... 455 269 818 Q 8.20 7.46 8.79 8.17 0.46 0.33 0.29 0.28
  Packaged Heat Pumps ................. 277 203 425 Q 8.72 7.37 Q 8.43 0.45 0.34 0.28 Q
  Split-System Heat Pumps ............. Q Q 263 Q Q Q 9.71 Q Q Q 0.26 Q
  Individual Room Heat Pumps ........ Q Q 241 81 Q Q 8.36 7.30 Q Q 0.25 0.14
Individual Air Conditioners ............. 948 1,136 613 343 8.55 6.91 8.26 7.08 0.35 0.40 0.27 0.27
District Chilled Water ...................... Q Q 110 Q Q Q 7.92 Q Q Q 0.16 Q
Central Chillers ............................... 936 1,021 953 550 7.92 6.50 7.12 7.20 0.61 0.41 0.28 0.33
Packaged Air Conditioning
 Units .............................................. 2,097 2,724 2,245 1,143 8.60 6.96 8.58 7.13 0.40 0.38 0.32 0.27
Swamp Coolers ............................. Q Q Q 449 Q Q Q 6.68 Q 0.19 Q 0.42
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Main Equipment Replaced Since
1990 (more than one may apply)
Heating ........................................... 1,076 1,652 1,059 732 8.86 6.87 8.34 7.49 0.39 0.38 0.34 0.36
Cooling ........................................... 1,484 2,128 1,231 918 8.88 6.90 7.95 7.32 0.36 0.42 0.30 0.35
Water Heating Equipment
Centralized System ........................ 2,507 3,127 2,337 1,375 8.76 7.28 8.30 7.17 0.45 0.39 0.31 0.34
Distributed System ......................... 422 764 556 246 8.23 7.55 8.85 7.84 0.23 0.36 0.24 0.18
Combination of Centralized
 and Distributed System ................. 501 799 809 582 7.74 6.02 8.07 7.25 0.35 0.35 0.31 0.31
Energy-Related Space Functions
(more than one may apply)
Commercial Food Preparation ........ 1,686 2,120 2,259 1,091 8.14 6.56 7.88 7.30 0.41 0.41 0.35 0.38
Activities with Large
 Amounts of Hot Water .................. 1,282 1,952 1,990 1,242 7.64 6.34 7.77 7.26 0.39 0.42 0.38 0.44
Separate Computer Area ............... 1,890 1,900 1,469 971 7.94 6.71 7.68 7.13 0.39 0.34 0.23 0.25
HVAC Conservation Features
(more than one may apply)
Variable Air-Volume System ......... 1,266 1,626 1,331 847 7.97 6.76 7.61 7.42 0.42 0.37 0.29 0.32
Economizer Cycle .......................... 1,400 2,040 1,264 999 7.87 6.89 7.55 7.15 0.41 0.39 0.29 0.28
HVAC Maintenance ....................... 3,094 3,959 3,297 2,006 8.46 6.99 8.24 7.25 0.38 0.37 0.30 0.29
Energy Management and
 Control System (EMCS) ................ 793 1,089 845 590 7.84 6.38 7.63 7.34 0.35 0.33 0.23 0.25
Equipment Usage Reduced
When Building Not In Full Use
(more than one may apply)a
Heating ........................................... 2,618 3,181 2,544 1,497 8.60 7.11 8.61 7.27 0.37 0.35 0.28 0.26
Cooling ........................................... 2,470 3,061 2,647 1,607 8.72 7.03 8.54 7.30 0.36 0.35 0.27 0.27
Lighting .......................................... 2,174 3,723 2,427 1,386 9.06 7.30 8.92 7.28 0.37 0.37 0.26 0.24
Office Equipment ........................... 974 1,406 736 550 9.21 7.09 9.17 7.07 0.32 0.32 0.25 0.24
Annual Consumption
(hundred cubic feet)
1,000 or Less ................................ 54 116 143 98 13.99 10.34 12.64 10.85 Q 0.17 0.09 0.09
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 507 732 685 300 10.45 8.64 9.76 7.81 0.31 0.26 0.20 0.16
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 450 777 538 277 9.88 8.02 9.06 7.41 0.45 0.39 0.24 0.28
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 697 890 699 510 9.08 7.46 8.61 7.14 0.36 0.40 0.32 0.35
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 422 837 532 370 7.94 7.35 8.26 7.06 0.31 0.39 0.42 0.48
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 362 452 449 188 8.39 5.32 8.11 6.83 0.45 0.31 0.41 0.30
Over 100,000 ................................. 1,061 1,040 820 519 7.35 6.04 6.93 6.95 0.69 0.55 0.54 0.56
Provider of Natural Gas
(more than one may apply)
Local Utility ..................................... 2,886 4,140 3,531 2,021 8.82 7.28 8.56 7.39 0.36 0.37 0.29 0.29
Some Other Provider ..................... 865 951 403 318 7.67 6.14 6.83 6.34 0.55 0.40 0.25 0.37
See "Guide to the Tables" or "Glossary" for further explanations of the terms used in this table. Both can be accessed from the CBECS web site - http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/.
 * Figures in this table do not include enclosed malls and strip malls. Mall buildings add an estimated 213 thousand buildings comprising 6.9 billion square feet. In the 1999 CBECS, malls represented 3.8 percent of total natural gas consumption.
a The definition for one or more of these row items has changed and may not be directly comparable with past CBECS estimates. See "Guide to the Tables" for discussion of the differences.
Q=Data withheld because the Relative Standard Error (RSE) was greater than 50 percent, or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
N=No responding cases in sample that use natural gas.
Notes: ● Statistics for the "Energy End Uses" category represent total consumption in buildings that have the end use, not consumption specifically for that particular end use. ● HVAC = Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. ● Due to rounding, data may not sum to totals.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Forms EIA-871A, C, and E of the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.