Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C16A.  Electricity Expenditures by Census Region for All Buildings, 2003
  Total Electricity Expenditures
(million dollars)
Electricity Expenditures (dollars)
per kWh per Square Foot
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings ................................ 16,907 15,677 31,849 18,350 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.22 0.88 1.22 1.46
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 1,685 2,415 4,257 2,190 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.12 1.63 1.39 1.77 1.69
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 1,364 1,347 3,064 2,424 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.12 1.21 0.86 1.16 1.84
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 2,126 2,539 4,651 2,856 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.10 1.02 0.77 0.98 1.22
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 1,414 2,202 3,480 2,084 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.02 0.84 1.05 1.18
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 2,744 1,996 4,585 2,368 0.10 0.06 0.07 0.10 1.21 0.84 1.13 1.52
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 2,640 2,261 5,238 1,823 0.10 0.06 0.06 0.08 1.18 0.91 1.28 1.35
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 1,985 1,631 2,655 1,592 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.10 1.11 0.71 1.26 1.33
Over 500,000 ................................. 2,950 1,286 3,919 3,013 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.09 1.50 0.96 1.49 1.75
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 1,273 1,388 3,940 1,510 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.09 0.76 0.55 0.99 0.91
Food Sales ..................................... Q 1,069 1,741 Q Q 0.07 0.07 Q Q 3.51 3.60 Q
Food Service ................................. Q 1,017 2,637 976 Q 0.08 0.07 0.12 Q 2.24 3.45 3.69
Health Care .................................... 871 1,057 1,822 1,131 0.08 0.06 0.06 0.09 1.63 1.32 1.43 2.04
  Inpatient ....................................... 631 606 1,387 574 0.08 0.05 0.05 0.08 1.76 1.38 1.65 2.12
  Outpatient .................................... Q 451 436 558 Q 0.07 0.08 0.10 Q 1.25 0.99 1.97
Lodging .......................................... 882 953 1,910 1,543 0.10 0.06 0.07 0.10 Q 0.83 1.13 1.42
Mercantile ...................................... 3,294 2,382 8,507 4,700 0.11 0.08 0.08 0.10 1.92 1.25 1.67 1.90
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 650 877 2,198 1,408 0.12 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.03 1.00 1.19 1.46
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 2,645 1,505 6,309 3,292 0.11 0.08 0.08 0.10 2.43 1.47 1.94 2.18
Office ............................................. 4,890 3,556 4,788 3,816 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.62 1.19 1.27 1.57
Public Assembly ............................ 628 731 1,370 Q 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.11 Q 0.72 1.17 Q
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 183 369 869 207 0.11 0.08 0.09 0.11 0.29 0.33 0.58 0.40
Service .......................................... 580 961 1,266 679 0.11 0.07 Q 0.09 0.79 0.76 0.95 1.03
Warehouse and Storage ............... 763 1,522 1,736 1,013 0.09 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.52 0.53 0.48 0.68
Other .............................................. 1,333 330 Q Q 0.09 0.06 Q Q 2.05 1.08 Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 998 669 429 Q 0.09 0.08 0.08 Q 0.72 0.44 0.82 Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 1,982 1,403 940 1,039 0.11 0.06 0.08 0.12 0.78 0.72 0.74 1.10
1946 to 1959 .................................. 1,898 1,335 1,707 1,244 0.11 0.07 0.07 0.10 0.89 0.64 0.94 1.22
1960 to 1969 .................................. 2,311 1,739 2,679 1,896 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.24 0.72 1.01 1.15
1970 to 1979 .................................. 3,093 3,488 5,491 3,608 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.09 1.61 0.98 1.31 1.50
1980 to 1989 .................................. 3,035 2,712 7,961 4,551 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.81 1.24 1.40 1.67
1990 to 1999 .................................. 2,207 3,094 8,913 4,347 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.44 1.11 1.26 1.87
2000 to 2003 .................................. 1,384 1,237 3,729 1,423 0.09 0.06 0.07 0.09 1.65 1.01 1.34 1.21
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 2,810 4,581 N 3,088 0.11 0.07 N 0.07 1.12 0.79 N 1.03
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 6,833 9,892 N 2,456 0.09 0.07 N 0.07 1.15 0.95 N 1.11
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 7,264 1,204 5,957 Q 0.10 0.06 0.07 0.10 1.34 0.77 1.28 1.41
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 11,927 10,128 N N 0.07 0.13 N N 1.07 1.71
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 13,965 1,664 N N 0.08 0.09 N N 1.37 2.41
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 8,786 10,689 18,435 10,467 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.10 0.88 1.11 1.36
2 to 5 .............................................. 3,412 2,763 5,046 3,204 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.11 1.22 0.89 1.13 1.50
6 to 10 ............................................ 1,414 769 2,370 1,034 0.10 0.07 0.08 0.09 1.79 1.05 1.96 1.66
11 to 20 .......................................... 1,011 799 2,371 1,268 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.11 1.14 1.45 1.77 2.14
More than 20 .................................. 2,203 Q 3,577 2,337 0.10 Q 0.07 0.10 1.97 Q 1.71 1.67
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 16,907 15,677 31,849 18,350 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.22 0.88 1.22 1.46
Natural Gas .................................... 13,187 12,883 19,412 12,625 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.30 0.91 1.27 1.42
Fuel Oil ........................................... 7,475 2,985 6,263 4,068 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.09 1.16 1.03 1.34 1.82
District Heat ................................... 2,394 1,400 2,141 847 0.10 0.05 0.06 0.09 1.60 0.85 1.21 1.27
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 16,774 15,534 30,193 16,454 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.23 0.90 1.26 1.44
Buildings with Cooling .................... 16,092 14,902 31,498 17,519 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.34 0.96 1.27 1.54
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 16,428 14,707 29,773 17,326 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.10 1.28 0.93 1.30 1.54
Annual Consumption
(kilowatthours)
10,000 or Less .............................. 111 109 144 113 0.14 0.11 0.12 0.14 0.15 0.12 0.20 0.25
10,001 to 50,000 ............................ 885 1,120 1,630 1,068 0.13 0.09 0.09 0.12 0.49 0.49 0.48 0.60
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 1,194 970 2,015 1,199 0.12 0.08 0.09 0.12 0.76 0.62 0.78 1.17
100,001 to 500,000 ........................ 3,450 4,914 7,474 4,980 0.11 0.08 0.08 0.10 1.11 0.96 1.25 1.45
500,001 to 1,000,000 ..................... 1,608 1,574 4,050 1,835 0.10 0.07 0.07 0.11 1.12 0.84 1.32 1.86
1,000,001 to 5,000,000 .................. 4,757 4,579 9,624 4,984 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.09 1.68 1.18 1.59 1.76
Over 5,000,000 .............................. 4,902 2,411 6,912 4,172 0.09 0.05 0.06 0.09 2.06 1.16 1.63 2.03
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.