Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C2A.  Total Energy Expenditures by Major Fuel for All Buildings, 2003
  All Buildings Total Energy Expenditures (million dollars)
Number of Buildings (thousand) Floorspace
(million
square feet)
Sum of
Major
Fuels
Electricity Natural
Gas
Fuel Oil District
Heat
All Buildings ................................ 4,859 71,658 107,897 82,783 16,010 1,826 7,279
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 2,586 6,922 13,083 10,547 2,227 292 Q
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 948 7,033 10,443 8,199 1,830 307 Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 810 12,659 15,689 12,172 2,897 238 Q
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 261 9,382 11,898 9,179 2,054 134 Q
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 147 10,291 15,171 11,694 2,140 229 Q
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 74 10,217 16,087 11,962 1,964 279 Q
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 26 7,494 10,940 7,862 1,396 272 Q
Over 500,000 ................................. 8 7,660 14,586 11,167 1,502 74 1,843
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 386 9,874 12,008 8,111 1,889 362 Q
Food Sales ..................................... 226 1,255 4,990 4,627 332 Q N
Food Service ................................. 297 1,654 6,865 5,176 1,615 Q Q
Health Care .................................... 129 3,163 7,440 4,882 1,538 79 Q
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 1,905 5,329 3,198 1,241 67 Q
  Outpatient .................................... 121 1,258 2,111 1,684 297 Q Q
Lodging .......................................... 142 5,096 7,445 5,288 1,581 272 Q
Mercantile ...................................... 657 11,192 21,300 18,883 2,204 167 Q
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 443 4,317 5,980 5,132 719 117 Q
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 213 6,875 15,320 13,751 1,486 Q Q
Office ............................................. 824 12,208 20,841 17,050 2,201 149 1,441
Public Assembly ............................ 277 3,939 5,790 3,943 775 230 Q
Public Order and Safety ................ 71 1,090 1,917 1,216 234 Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 370 3,754 2,457 1,628 664 Q Q
Service .......................................... 622 4,050 4,779 3,485 1,096 Q Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... 597 10,078 6,894 5,034 976 74 Q
Other .............................................. 79 1,738 4,420 3,049 684 Q Q
Vacant ........................................... 182 2,567 751 412 220 Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 333 3,784 4,153 2,338 1,136 304 Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 536 6,985 8,946 5,364 1,734 425 1,423
1946 to 1959 .................................. 573 7,262 9,053 6,184 1,668 392 Q
1960 to 1969 .................................. 600 8,641 12,493 8,626 2,064 Q Q
1970 to 1979 .................................. 784 12,275 19,585 15,679 2,877 185 Q
1980 to 1989 .................................. 768 12,468 22,142 18,258 2,685 103 Q
1990 to 1999 .................................. 917 13,981 22,356 18,560 2,722 72 Q
2000 to 2003 .................................. 347 6,262 9,169 7,773 1,125 Q Q
Census Region and Division
Northeast ....................................... 761 13,995 24,395 16,907 3,883 1,437 2,169
  New England ............................... 252 3,452 6,084 4,157 806 592 Q
  Middle Atlantic .............................. 509 10,543 18,311 12,750 3,076 845 Q
Midwest ......................................... 1,305 18,103 23,398 15,677 5,215 178 2,329
  East North Central ........................ 728 12,424 17,511 11,503 3,968 Q Q
  West North Central ...................... 577 5,680 5,888 4,174 1,246 Q Q
South ............................................. 1,873 26,739 38,398 31,849 4,356 130 Q
  South Atlantic .............................. 926 13,999 21,396 17,693 2,225 116 Q
  East South Central ....................... 360 3,719 5,154 3,881 869 Q Q
  West South Central ...................... 587 9,022 11,848 10,275 1,262 6 Q
West .............................................. 920 12,820 21,706 18,350 2,557 82 Q
  Mountain ...................................... 316 4,207 6,726 5,205 1,252 Q Q
  Pacific .......................................... 603 8,613 14,980 13,145 1,305 Q Q
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 882 11,529 15,307 10,479 3,329 472 Q
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,229 18,808 27,921 19,181 5,416 565 Q
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 701 12,503 20,888 15,439 2,989 723 Q
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 1,336 17,630 26,517 22,055 3,218 57 Q
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 711 11,189 17,263 15,629 1,058 8 Q
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 3,754 45,144 65,153 48,376 10,950 1,466 4,361
2 to 5 .............................................. 762 12,565 19,503 14,425 2,838 251 Q
6 to 10 ............................................ 117 3,358 6,782 5,587 782 Q Q
11 to 20 .......................................... 47 3,369 6,213 5,449 555 Q Q
More than 20 .................................. 22 5,060 9,730 8,688 743 Q Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... 157 2,161 516 258 142 Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 4,617 70,181 107,894 82,783 16,009 1,824 7,279
Natural Gas .................................... 2,538 48,473 78,522 58,107 16,010 794 3,611
Fuel Oil ........................................... 465 16,265 28,286 20,791 3,676 1,826 1,993
District Heat ................................... 67 5,576 14,404 6,782 333 10 7,279
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 4,182 66,446 103,845 78,955 15,821 1,794 7,276
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,825 63,560 102,694 80,010 15,141 1,430 6,112
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,659 62,827 101,438 78,235 15,453 1,732 6,018
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/.
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 the particular energy source.
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.