Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table C6A. Expenditures by Census Region for Sum of Major Fuels for All Buildings, 2003
  Sum of Major Fuel
Expenditures
(million dollars)
Sum of Major Fuel Expenditures (dollars)
per Million Btu per Square Foot
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings .............................. 24,395 23,398 38,398 21,706 17.47 13.01 16.95 20.42 1.74 1.29 1.44 1.69
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ............................. 2,398 3,255 4,899 2,530 19.47 15.75 19.77 23.46 2.26 1.71 1.87 1.89
5,001 to 10,000 ........................... 1,978 1,887 3,761 2,816 18.42 14.71 18.44 22.90 1.69 1.13 1.32 2.10
10,001 to 25,000 ......................... 3,015 3,667 5,526 3,482 18.15 14.22 18.72 19.37 1.42 1.11 1.14 1.47
25,001 to 50,000 ......................... 2,054 3,252 4,095 2,497 17.50 12.45 17.36 19.65 1.48 1.20 1.18 1.38
50,001 to 100,000 ....................... 4,190 2,843 5,443 2,695 17.87 12.61 16.69 21.21 1.84 1.20 1.34 1.70
100,001 to 200,000 ..................... 3,686 3,388 6,850 2,163 16.43 12.42 15.27 18.26 1.65 1.36 1.65 1.60
200,001 to 500,000 ..................... 2,877 2,951 3,158 1,955 15.20 11.73 15.23 18.96 1.62 1.29 1.50 1.49
Over 500,000 .............................. Q 2,156 4,666 3,568 Q 11.06 15.56 20.17 Q 1.61 1.77 2.08
Principal Building Activity
Education ..................................... 2,508 2,465 4,948 2,087 14.66 11.24 16.46 16.14 1.49 0.97 1.24 1.25
Food Sales .................................. Q 1,192 1,814 Q Q 16.99 19.86 Q Q 3.72 3.73 Q
Food Service ............................... Q 1,384 3,399 1,250 Q 13.95 15.70 19.37 Q 3.05 4.45 4.72
Health Care .................................. 1,510 1,690 2,681 1,560 13.30 10.30 12.37 15.70 2.82 2.12 2.10 2.82
  Inpatient ..................................... Q 1,052 2,180 Q Q 8.81 11.47 Q Q 2.40 2.60 Q
  Outpatient .................................. Q 638 501 658 Q 14.27 18.76 20.17 Q 1.78 1.14 2.33
Lodging ........................................ 1,531 1,434 2,451 2,029 14.16 11.51 14.92 18.00 Q 1.25 1.45 1.87
Mercantile .................................... 3,888 3,089 9,236 5,087 23.43 15.48 20.84 23.91 2.26 1.62 1.81 2.06
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............. 837 1,212 2,433 1,499 20.43 13.40 19.20 24.64 1.33 1.38 1.32 1.56
  Enclosed and Strip Malls ........... 3,051 1,878 6,803 3,588 24.42 17.21 21.50 23.61 Q 1.83 2.09 2.38
Office .......................................... 6,229 4,787 5,609 4,216 20.44 14.72 17.05 24.13 2.07 1.60 1.48 1.74
Public Assembly .......................... 1,329 1,290 1,735 Q 14.22 12.54 15.87 22.31 Q 1.28 1.48 2.03
Public Order and Safety .............. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship ........................ 425 693 1,071 268 13.02 11.76 18.66 18.86 0.68 0.62 0.71 0.52
Service ........................................ 942 1,434 1,535 867 15.97 13.09 Q 16.33 1.27 1.11 1.13 1.31
Warehouse and Storage ............. 1,056 2,724 1,928 1,187 16.66 12.08 18.24 19.36 0.69 0.90 0.49 0.76
Other ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant ......................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................ 1,720 1,434 617 Q 14.96 11.63 14.82 Q 1.22 0.92 1.18 Q
1920 to 1945 ............................... 3,431 2,880 1,337 1,298 14.98 11.01 16.78 21.31 1.33 1.37 0.98 1.38
1946 to 1959 ............................... 3,108 2,195 2,250 1,500 15.94 12.66 15.62 19.93 1.45 1.05 1.20 1.31
1960 to 1969 ............................... 3,817 2,767 3,534 2,375 16.96 12.44 16.31 18.77 2.06 1.14 1.31 1.43
1970 to 1979 ............................... 4,127 4,764 6,368 4,327 18.82 13.24 16.89 18.44 2.15 1.34 1.44 1.80
1980 to 1989 ............................... 3,726 3,509 9,517 5,390 21.03 14.25 16.90 20.74 2.22 1.58 1.63 1.97
1990 to 1999 ............................... 2,658 4,240 10,636 4,822 19.45 14.08 17.17 23.59 1.72 1.47 1.48 2.05
2000 to 2003 ............................... 1,808 1,610 4,140 1,612 Q 14.55 18.54 20.66 2.09 1.26 1.46 1.25
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................ 3,832 7,377 N 4,098 18.16 12.87 N 13.57 1.49 1.25 N 1.34
  5,500-7,000 HDD ....................... 10,042 14,566 N 3,313 16.81 13.10 N 15.10 1.68 1.38 N 1.48
  4,000-5,499 HDD ....................... 10,521 1,455 7,611 Q 17.90 12.82 16.11 18.82 1.93 0.90 1.61 1.81
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD .............. N N 15,344 11,173 N N 15.39 28.73 N N 1.33 1.82
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD .............. N N 15,444 1,820 N N 19.41 21.75 N N 1.47 2.63
Number of Establishments
One .............................................. 13,370 16,206 22,598 12,980 15.89 12.84 16.44 18.83 1.66 1.31 1.33 1.67
2 to 5 ........................................... 5,169 4,260 6,416 3,658 18.47 13.05 16.31 22.64 1.84 1.37 1.43 1.70
6 to 10 ......................................... 1,826 1,014 2,770 1,172 19.80 12.58 18.62 20.70 2.31 1.39 2.29 1.88
11 to 20 ....................................... Q 997 2,673 1,361 Q 15.82 18.56 27.68 Q 1.81 1.99 2.30
More than 20 ............................... Q Q 3,826 Q Q Q 19.41 Q Q Q 1.83 Q
Currently Unoccupied .................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ..................................... 24,395 23,395 38,398 21,706 17.47 13.01 16.95 20.42 1.76 1.32 1.48 1.73
Natural Gas ................................. 19,029 19,001 24,835 15,656 17.15 12.79 15.52 18.49 1.87 1.34 1.63 1.76
Fuel Oil ......................................... 10,996 4,474 7,939 4,877 16.23 11.32 14.84 18.83 1.70 1.54 1.70 2.19
District Heat ................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q 13.30 Q Q Q 2.44 Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ...... 24,226 23,245 36,718 19,657 17.46 12.98 16.73 19.74 1.77 1.34 1.53 1.72
Buildings with Cooling ................. 22,894 21,303 37,922 20,575 17.74 13.17 16.94 20.52 1.91 1.38 1.53 1.81
Buildings with Water Heating ...... 23,445 21,348 36,059 20,587 17.52 13.01 16.70 20.17 1.82 1.35 1.58 1.83
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. ● 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.