Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C15A.  Electricity Consumption and Conditional Energy Intensity by Census Region for All Buildings, 2003
  Total Electricity
Consumption
(billion kWh)
Total Floorspace of
Buildings Using Electricity
(million square feet)
Electricity
Energy Intensity
(kWh/square foot)
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings ................................ 172 234 452 185 13,899 17,725 26,017 12,541 12.4 13.2 17.4 14.7
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 14 30 52 19 1,031 1,742 2,410 1,296 13.5 17.4 21.5 14.6
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 11 17 37 21 1,128 1,558 2,640 1,319 9.8 10.8 14.0 15.8
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 22 33 59 28 2,094 3,317 4,746 2,338 10.4 10.0 12.5 12.1
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 14 33 48 21 1,388 2,628 3,318 1,764 9.8 12.6 14.6 12.1
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 29 32 68 24 2,272 2,376 4,059 1,558 12.6 13.5 16.8 15.7
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 28 37 84 22 2,238 2,475 4,105 1,353 12.4 15.1 20.5 16.6
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 24 29 42 17 1,781 2,288 2,104 1,196 13.3 12.9 20.0 14.0
Over 500,000 ................................. 32 22 61 32 1,967 1,341 2,635 1,717 16.1 16.4 23.2 18.7
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 13 20 58 17 1,683 2,539 3,983 1,667 7.8 8.1 14.6 10.2
Food Sales ..................................... Q 16 24 Q Q 305 484 Q Q 52.5 50.5 Q
Food Service ................................. Q 14 37 8 Q 453 764 265 Q 29.9 48.3 31.9
Health Care .................................... 10 18 31 12 535 798 1,277 553 19.4 23.2 24.5 22.5
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 12 26 7 358 438 838 270 23.2 26.4 30.5 25.3
  Outpatient .................................... Q 7 6 6 Q 359 438 283 Q 19.2 13.0 19.8
Lodging .......................................... 9 15 29 16 1,171 1,144 1,694 1,087 Q 13.0 17.2 14.7
Mercantile ...................................... 30 31 107 47 1,720 1,904 5,094 2,473 17.6 16.2 21.0 19.0
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 6 12 29 14 630 880 1,844 963 8.8 14.2 16.0 14.8
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 25 18 77 33 1,090 1,024 3,251 1,511 22.6 18.0 23.8 21.7
Office ............................................. 50 53 71 36 3,012 2,989 3,782 2,425 16.5 17.9 18.8 15.0
Public Assembly ............................ 6 11 21 11 1,048 1,012 1,174 701 Q 10.7 17.8 16.0
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 2 5 10 2 627 1,115 1,498 515 2.8 4.1 6.7 3.6
Service .......................................... 5 14 18 7 731 1,259 1,335 657 6.9 10.8 13.2 11.4
Warehouse and Storage ............... 9 27 25 11 1,467 2,849 3,623 1,486 5.9 9.6 6.9 7.3
Other .............................................. 15 5 Q Q 649 306 Q Q 23.3 16.7 Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 11 8 6 Q 1,395 1,535 522 Q 7.7 5.4 10.7 Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 19 23 12 9 2,546 1,954 1,266 942 7.4 11.8 9.7 9.4
1946 to 1959 .................................. 18 18 24 12 2,139 2,071 1,823 1,022 8.4 8.9 13.0 12.1
1960 to 1969 .................................. 24 25 37 19 1,858 2,428 2,655 1,656 13.0 10.5 13.9 11.3
1970 to 1979 .................................. 31 53 78 39 1,916 3,543 4,198 2,401 16.4 15.0 18.6 16.3
1980 to 1989 .................................. 31 39 116 46 1,675 2,187 5,702 2,726 18.4 17.8 20.3 16.8
1990 to 1999 .................................. 23 47 128 42 1,530 2,781 7,067 2,322 15.0 17.0 18.2 18.3
2000 to 2003 .................................. 16 19 51 16 841 1,227 2,783 1,177 18.4 15.8 18.4 13.3
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 26 68 N 43 2,515 5,783 N 3,002 10.3 11.8 N 14.3
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 73 147 N 35 5,958 10,372 N 2,219 12.2 14.1 N 15.8
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 73 20 86 10 5,425 1,570 4,661 718 13.5 12.5 18.4 14.5
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 183 78 N N 11,153 5,911 N N 16.4 13.1
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 183 19 N N 10,203 692 N N 17.9 27.4
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 92 162 265 108 7,996 12,134 16,569 7,679 11.4 13.4 16.0 14.1
2 to 5 .............................................. 35 41 74 30 2,802 3,116 4,468 2,140 12.4 13.2 16.6 14.2
6 to 10 ............................................ 14 11 31 11 792 730 1,212 624 17.7 15.0 25.6 18.1
11 to 20 .......................................... 10 11 32 11 884 552 1,342 591 11.2 19.7 23.7 18.7
More than 20 .................................. 21 Q 49 24 1,118 Q 2,094 1,396 18.9 Q 23.5 17.2
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 172 234 452 185 13,899 17,725 26,017 12,541 12.4 13.2 17.4 14.7
Natural Gas .................................... 136 189 286 131 10,162 14,143 15,254 8,907 13.4 13.4 18.8 14.7
Fuel Oil ........................................... 79 52 98 46 6,464 2,894 4,663 2,230 12.2 17.9 21.0 20.6
District Heat ................................... 25 28 38 10 1,496 1,648 1,766 667 16.8 17.2 21.3 14.8
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 171 233 432 171 13,675 17,327 23,991 11,417 12.5 13.4 18.0 15.0
Buildings with Cooling .................... 165 220 448 177 12,016 15,459 24,723 11,347 13.7 14.2 18.1 15.6
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 168 217 429 176 12,875 15,850 22,859 11,227 13.0 13.7 18.8 15.7
Annual Consumption
(kilowatthours)
10,000 or Less .............................. 1 1 1 1 752 929 729 451 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.8
10,001 to 50,000 ............................ 7 13 17 9 1,811 2,288 3,405 1,767 3.6 5.5 5.0 5.1
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 10 12 23 10 1,575 1,555 2,571 1,025 6.2 7.8 8.9 9.8
100,001 to 500,000 ........................ 30 64 95 49 3,118 5,105 5,976 3,423 9.7 12.5 15.9 14.4
500,001 to 1,000,000 ..................... 16 23 55 16 1,435 1,874 3,064 987 11.2 12.3 17.8 16.6
1,000,001 to 5,000,000 .................. 53 77 149 54 2,827 3,897 6,043 2,835 18.8 19.7 24.6 19.2
Over 5,000,000 .............................. 56 45 112 45 2,381 2,078 4,229 2,054 23.3 21.5 26.6 22.0
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: ● 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.