Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table C4A. Expenditures for Sum of Major Fuels for All Buildings, 2003
  All Buildings Sum of Major Fuel Expenditures
Number of Buildings (thousand) Floorspace (million
square feet)
Floorspace
per Building (thousand
square feet)
Total (million dollars) per Building (thousand dollars) per Square Foot
(dollars)
per Million Btu
(dollars)
All Buildings ................................ 4,859 71,658 14.7 107,897 22.2 1.51 16.54
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 2,586 6,922 2.7 13,083 5.1 1.89 19.08
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 948 7,033 7.4 10,443 11.0 1.48 18.56
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 810 12,659 15.6 15,689 19.4 1.24 17.46
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 261 9,382 36.0 11,898 45.6 1.27 16.04
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 147 10,291 70.2 15,171 103.5 1.47 16.62
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 74 10,217 138.6 16,087 218.2 1.57 15.12
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 26 7,494 287.6 10,940 419.8 1.46 14.56
Over 500,000 ................................. 8 7,660 937.6 14,586 1785.5 1.90 16.11
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 386 9,874 25.6 12,008 31.1 1.22 14.64
Food Sales ..................................... 226 1,255 5.6 4,990 22.1 3.98 19.91
Food Service ................................. 297 1,654 5.6 6,865 23.1 4.15 16.07
Health Care .................................... 129 3,163 24.6 7,440 57.8 2.35 12.53
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 1,905 241.4 5,329 675.4 2.80 11.23
  Outpatient .................................... 121 1,258 10.4 2,111 17.5 1.68 17.74
Lodging .......................................... 142 5,096 35.8 7,445 52.3 1.46 14.61
Mercantile ...................................... 657 11,192 17.0 21,300 32.4 1.90 20.85
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 443 4,317 9.7 5,980 13.5 1.39 18.75
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 213 6,875 32.2 15,320 71.8 2.23 21.81
Office ............................................. 824 12,208 14.8 20,841 25.3 1.71 18.39
Public Assembly ............................ 277 3,939 14.2 5,790 20.9 1.47 15.65
Public Order and Safety ................ 71 1,090 15.5 1,917 27.2 1.76 15.18
Religious Worship .......................... 370 3,754 10.1 2,457 6.6 0.65 15.06
Service .......................................... 622 4,050 6.5 4,779 7.7 1.18 15.33
Warehouse and Storage ............... 597 10,078 16.9 6,894 11.5 0.68 15.12
Other .............................................. 79 1,738 21.9 4,420 55.7 2.54 15.47
Vacant ........................................... 182 2,567 14.1 751 4.1 0.29 14.02
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 333 3,784 11.4 4,153 12.5 1.10 13.69
1920 to 1945 .................................. 536 6,985 13.0 8,946 16.7 1.28 14.17
1946 to 1959 .................................. 573 7,262 12.7 9,053 15.8 1.25 15.40
1960 to 1969 .................................. 600 8,641 14.4 12,493 20.8 1.45 15.80
1970 to 1979 .................................. 784 12,275 15.6 19,585 25.0 1.60 16.45
1980 to 1989 .................................. 768 12,468 16.2 22,142 28.8 1.78 17.76
1990 to 1999 .................................. 917 13,981 15.2 22,356 24.4 1.60 17.72
2000 to 2003 .................................. 347 6,262 18.1 9,169 26.5 1.46 17.95
Census Region and Division
Northeast ....................................... 761 13,995 18.4 24,395 32.1 1.74 17.47
  New England ............................... 252 3,452 13.7 6,084 24.2 1.76 17.66
  Middle Atlantic .............................. 509 10,543 20.7 18,311 35.9 1.74 17.41
Midwest ......................................... 1,305 18,103 13.9 23,398 17.9 1.29 13.01
  East North Central ........................ 728 12,424 17.1 17,511 24.1 1.41 13.04
  West North Central ...................... 577 5,680 9.8 5,888 10.2 1.04 12.92
South ............................................. 1,873 26,739 14.3 38,398 20.5 1.44 16.95
  South Atlantic .............................. 926 13,999 15.1 21,396 23.1 1.53 17.24
  East South Central ....................... 360 3,719 10.3 5,154 14.3 1.39 15.16
  West South Central ...................... 587 9,022 15.4 11,848 20.2 1.31 17.33
West .............................................. 920 12,820 13.9 21,706 23.6 1.69 20.42
  Mountain ...................................... 316 4,207 13.3 6,726 21.3 1.60 15.07
  Pacific .......................................... 603 8,613 14.3 14,980 24.8 1.74 24.28
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 882 11,529 13.1 15,307 17.4 1.33 14.09
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,229 18,808 15.3 27,921 22.7 1.48 14.47
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 701 12,503 17.8 20,888 29.8 1.67 16.81
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 1,336 17,630 13.2 26,517 19.9 1.50 19.14
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 711 11,189 15.7 17,263 24.3 1.54 19.63
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 3,754 45,144 12.0 65,153 17.4 1.44 15.64
2 to 5 .............................................. 762 12,565 16.5 19,503 25.6 1.55 16.80
6 to 10 ............................................ 117 3,358 28.6 6,782 57.8 2.02 17.93
11 to 20 .......................................... 47 3,369 71.8 6,213 132.4 1.84 20.24
More than 20 .................................. 22 5,060 227.3 9,730 437.1 1.92 20.59
Currently Unoccupied .................... 157 2,161 13.8 516 3.3 0.24 13.88
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 4,617 70,181 15.2 107,894 23.4 1.54 16.54
Natural Gas .................................... 2,538 48,473 19.1 78,522 30.9 1.62 15.57
Fuel Oil ........................................... 465 16,265 35.0 28,286 60.8 1.74 15.15
District Heat ................................... 67 5,576 83.1 14,404 214.6 2.58 13.99
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 4,182 66,446 15.9 103,845 24.8 1.56 16.30
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,825 63,560 16.6 102,694 26.8 1.62 16.70
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,659 62,827 17.2 101,438 27.7 1.61 16.47
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.
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.