Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C13A. Total Electricity Consumption and Expenditures for All Buildings, 2003
  All Buildings
Using Electricity
Electricity
Consumption
Electricity Expenditures
Number of Buildings (thousand) Floorspace (million
square feet)
Floorspace
per Building (thousand square feet)
Primary Site Total
(million
dollars)
Total
(trillion
Btu)
Total
(trillion
Btu)
Total
(billion
kWh)
All Buildings ................................ 4,617 70,181 15.2 10,746 3,559 1,043 82,783
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 2,418 6,479 2.7 1,185 392 115 10,547
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 893 6,645 7.4 883 293 86 8,199
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 799 12,495 15.6 1,464 485 142 12,172
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 254 9,098 35.9 1,199 397 116 9,179
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 146 10,265 70.3 1,579 523 153 11,694
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 73 10,171 138.7 1,771 587 172 11,962
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 26 7,370 288.4 1,152 381 112 7,862
Over 500,000 ................................. 8 7,660 937.6 1,513 501 147 11,167
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 384 9,871 25.7 1,121 371 109 8,111
Food Sales ..................................... 221 1,237 5.6 629 208 61 4,627
Food Service ................................. 297 1,654 5.6 654 217 63 5,176
Health Care .................................... 129 3,163 24.6 748 248 73 4,882
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 1,905 241.4 539 178 52 3,198
  Outpatient .................................... 121 1,258 10.4 209 69 20 1,684
Lodging .......................................... 142 5,096 35.8 709 235 69 5,288
Mercantile ...................................... 657 11,192 17.0 2,214 733 215 18,883
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 443 4,317 9.7 637 211 62 5,132
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 213 6,875 32.2 1,578 523 153 13,751
Office ............................................. 824 12,208 14.8 2,170 719 211 17,050
Public Assembly ............................ 274 3,935 14.4 506 167 49 3,943
Public Order and Safety ................ 71 1,090 15.5 172 57 17 1,216
Religious Worship .......................... 370 3,754 10.1 188 62 18 1,628
Service .......................................... 601 3,982 6.6 451 149 44 3,485
Warehouse and Storage ............... 464 9,425 20.3 738 244 72 5,034
Other .............................................. 76 1,729 22.7 401 133 39 3,049
Vacant ........................................... 106 1,846 17.3 46 15 4 412
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 321 3,746 11.7 274 91 27 2,338
1920 to 1945 .................................. 508 6,709 13.2 649 215 63 5,364
1946 to 1959 .................................. 552 7,055 12.8 744 247 72 6,184
1960 to 1969 .................................. 592 8,597 14.5 1,085 359 105 8,626
1970 to 1979 .................................. 754 12,058 16.0 2,079 689 202 15,679
1980 to 1989 .................................. 730 12,290 16.8 2,382 789 231 18,258
1990 to 1999 .................................. 850 13,699 16.1 2,484 823 241 18,560
2000 to 2003 .................................. 311 6,028 19.4 1,048 347 102 7,773
Census Region and Division
Northeast ....................................... 745 13,899 18.7 1,772 587 172 16,907
  New England ............................... 247 3,430 13.9 426 141 41 4,157
  Middle Atlantic .............................. 498 10,469 21.0 1,347 446 131 12,750
Midwest ......................................... 1,228 17,725 14.4 2,414 799 234 15,677
  East North Central ........................ 691 12,202 17.7 1,733 574 168 11,503
  West North Central ...................... 537 5,523 10.3 681 225 66 4,174
South ............................................. 1,752 26,017 14.8 4,654 1,542 452 31,849
  South Atlantic .............................. 887 13,837 15.6 2,612 865 254 17,693
  East South Central ....................... 325 3,546 10.9 591 196 57 3,881
  West South Central ...................... 540 8,634 16.0 1,451 481 141 10,275
West .............................................. 892 12,541 14.1 1,905 631 185 18,350
  Mountain ...................................... 303 4,165 13.7 700 232 68 5,205
  Pacific .......................................... 589 8,376 14.2 1,205 399 117 13,145
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 836 11,300 13.5 1,412 468 137 10,479
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,185 18,549 15.7 2,621 868 254 19,181
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 670 12,374 18.5 1,947 645 189 15,439
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 1,253 17,064 13.6 2,686 890 261 22,055
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 674 10,894 16.2 2,081 689 202 15,629
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 3,591 44,379 12.4 6,454 2,138 627 48,376
2 to 5 .............................................. 754 12,526 16.6 1,859 616 180 14,425
6 to 10 ............................................ 117 3,358 28.6 692 229 67 5,587
11 to 20 .......................................... 47 3,369 71.8 656 217 64 5,449
More than 20 .................................. 22 5,060 227.3 1,056 350 103 8,688
Currently Unoccupied .................... 85 1,489 17.5 28 9 3 258
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 4,617 70,181 15.2 10,746 3,559 1,043 82,783
Natural Gas .................................... 2,536 48,466 19.1 7,651 2,534 743 58,107
Fuel Oil ........................................... 463 16,250 35.1 2,830 937 275 20,791
District Heat ................................... 67 5,576 83.1 1,040 344 101 6,782
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 4,171 66,410 15.9 10,365 3,433 1,006 78,955
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,823 63,545 16.6 10,402 3,445 1,010 80,010
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,657 62,812 17.2 10,202 3,379 990 78,235
Annual Consumption
(kilowatthours)
10,000 or Less .............................. 757 2,861 3.8 39 13 4 476
10,001 to 50,000 ............................ 1,711 9,270 5.4 467 155 45 4,704
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 748 6,725 9.0 564 187 55 5,378
100,001 to 500,000 ........................ 1,061 17,622 16.6 2,453 812 238 20,817
500,001 to 1,000,000 ..................... 162 7,360 45.5 1,134 376 110 9,067
1,000,001 to 5,000,000 .................. 155 15,602 100.4 3,431 1,137 333 23,945
Over 5,000,000 .............................. 22 10,742 494.1 2,657 880 258 18,396
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 electricity.
Notes: ● Site electricity is the amount of electricity delivered to commercial buildings. Primary electricity, which is not included in the "Total of Major Fuels" category, is site electricity plus the conversion losses in the generation, transmission, and distribution processes. ● 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.