Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C17A.  Electricity Consumption and Conditional Energy Intensity by Census Division for All Buildings, 2003: Part 1
  Total Electricity
Consumption
(billion kWh)
Total Floorspace of
Buildings Using Electricity
(million square feet)
Electricity
Energy Intensity
(kWh/square foot)
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
All Buildings ................................ 41 131 168 3,430 10,469 12,202 12.0 12.5 13.8
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 5 9 20 369 662 921 12.9 13.9 21.9
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 3 8 9 360 768 877 8.4 10.4 10.8
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ Q 16 24 674 1,420 2,113 Q 11.6 11.2
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ Q 10 18 Q 1,022 1,680 Q 9.5 10.6
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q 20 23 Q 1,682 1,712 Q 11.8 13.6
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ Q 20 30 448 1,790 1,861 18.1 11.0 16.1
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ Q 22 24 Q 1,673 1,847 Q 13.1 13.2
Over 500,000 ................................. Q 26 19 Q 1,451 1,192 Q 17.9 16.3
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... Q 12 16 Q 1,384 1,990 Q 8.4 7.9
Food Sales ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. Q Q 10 Q Q 248 Q Q 38.5
Health Care .................................... Q 9 13 Q 464 551 Q 20.2 24.2
  Inpatient ....................................... Q 8 9 Q 310 316 Q 24.8 27.9
  Outpatient .................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Lodging .......................................... Q Q 8 Q Q 548 Q Q 14.7
Mercantile ...................................... 11 20 21 699 1,021 1,373 15.2 19.2 15.6
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... Q 5 7 Q 419 544 Q 10.9 12.3
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. Q Q 15 Q Q 829 Q Q 17.9
Office ............................................. 9 40 42 578 2,434 2,190 16.3 16.6 18.9
Public Assembly ............................ Q 5 8 Q 769 635 Q Q 12.3
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... Q 1 3 Q 474 720 Q 3.2 4.3
Service .......................................... Q 5 9 Q 620 775 Q 7.5 12.0
Warehouse and Storage ............... Q 8 21 Q 1,070 1,931 Q 7.4 10.8
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 3 8 6 450 945 994 6.1 Q 5.8
1920 to 1945 .................................. 4 14 Q 660 1,886 1,494 6.5 7.7 12.5
1946 to 1959 .................................. Q 16 14 Q 1,774 1,509 Q 9.0 9.4
1960 to 1969 .................................. Q 17 17 Q 1,451 1,568 16.9 11.9 10.7
1970 to 1979 .................................. 6 25 37 493 1,423 2,425 13.1 17.5 15.3
1980 to 1989 .................................. 8 23 30 440 1,235 1,669 18.6 18.3 18.2
1990 to 1999 .................................. Q 19 32 Q 1,301 1,719 Q 14.4 18.5
2000 to 2003 .................................. Q Q 14 Q Q 824 Q Q 16.7
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 7 Q 35 Q 1,549 3,167 7.4 12.1 11.0
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 34 39 133 2,463 3,495 9,036 13.9 11.1 14.8
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... N 73 N N 5,425 N N 13.5 N
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N N N N N N N N
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N N N N N N N N
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 20 72 117 1,761 6,235 8,199 11.1 11.5 14.3
2 to 5 .............................................. 8 26 28 756 2,046 2,096 11.1 12.9 13.4
6 to 10 ............................................ Q 9 7 Q 548 459 Q 16.3 15.5
11 to 20 .......................................... Q Q 10 Q Q 501 Q Q 19.9
More than 20 .................................. Q 16 Q Q 849 Q Q 19.2 Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 41 131 168 3,430 10,469 12,202 12.0 12.5 13.8
Natural Gas .................................... 29 108 139 1,861 8,301 10,355 15.3 13.0 13.5
Fuel Oil ........................................... 19 60 36 1,781 4,682 1,856 10.9 12.7 19.4
District Heat ................................... Q 17 25 Q 1,082 1,420 Q 15.7 17.7
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 41 130 167 3,307 10,368 12,026 12.4 12.5 13.9
Buildings with Cooling .................... 38 127 156 2,492 9,523 10,570 15.1 13.4 14.7
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 40 128 155 3,209 9,666 10,936 12.6 13.2 14.1
Annual Consumption
(kilowatthours)
10,000 or Less .............................. Q 0 0 Q Q Q Q 1.1 0.9
10,001 to 50,000 ............................ 2 4 7 645 1,166 1,284 3.3 3.8 5.2
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q 7 7 Q 1,329 959 Q 5.4 7.2
100,001 to 500,000 ........................ 9 21 44 735 2,383 3,563 12.3 8.9 12.3
500,001 to 1,000,000 ..................... Q 12 16 Q 1,072 1,187 Q 10.9 13.1
1,000,001 to 5,000,000 .................. 13 41 56 753 2,073 2,893 16.6 19.6 19.3
Over 5,000,000 .............................. Q 45 39 Q 1,999 1,817 Q 22.6 21.6
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.