Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C26A. Natural Gas Expenditures by Census Region for All Buildings, 2003
  Total Natural Gas Expenditures
(million dollars)
Natural Gas Expenditures (dollars)
per Thousand Cubic Feet per Square Foot
North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West North-
east
Mid-
west
South West
All Buildings ................................ 3,883 5,215 4,356 2,557 8.66 7.16 8.53 7.31 0.38 0.37 0.29 0.29
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 489 788 632 318 9.87 8.58 9.30 7.95 0.89 0.73 0.69 0.51
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 358 485 632 356 9.16 7.67 9.14 7.69 0.54 0.46 0.44 0.44
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 576 1,060 760 500 9.85 7.97 9.40 7.10 0.45 0.40 0.33 0.32
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 440 798 459 357 9.23 6.54 8.75 7.43 0.42 0.33 0.26 0.26
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 602 693 582 263 9.16 7.06 8.57 7.14 0.33 0.34 0.23 0.23
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 488 634 650 192 7.09 6.84 Q 6.76 0.27 0.32 0.24 0.18
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 457 442 319 179 7.64 6.05 7.26 6.47 0.29 0.25 0.21 0.18
Over 500,000 ................................. 472 315 323 Q 8.01 5.84 6.22 7.53 0.35 0.26 0.16 0.30
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 412 740 397 339 8.02 6.55 8.42 7.01 0.31 0.34 0.17 0.28
Food Sales ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. Q 355 747 Q Q 7.04 8.61 Q Q 0.94 1.20 Q
Health Care .................................... 310 381 630 217 6.62 5.98 7.23 5.79 0.67 0.58 0.64 0.50
  Inpatient ....................................... 255 279 565 143 6.19 5.55 7.05 5.36 0.73 0.71 0.69 0.58
  Outpatient .................................... Q 103 Q Q Q 7.60 Q Q Q 0.39 Q Q
Lodging .......................................... 295 419 447 Q 8.44 6.34 8.12 8.06 Q 0.41 0.33 0.46
Mercantile ...................................... 471 645 702 386 9.56 7.88 9.48 7.63 0.34 0.39 0.23 0.22
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 141 274 212 91 8.69 7.38 9.06 7.73 0.37 0.40 0.18 0.14
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 329 371 490 295 9.99 8.31 9.67 7.60 0.34 0.38 0.25 0.27
Office ............................................. 827 826 287 261 9.27 7.97 8.71 7.34 0.36 0.34 0.15 0.17
Public Assembly ............................ 142 315 188 129 9.11 7.26 8.39 7.36 Q 0.41 0.27 0.24
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 142 285 176 61 9.61 7.66 8.80 7.95 0.37 0.32 0.19 0.14
Service .......................................... Q 438 260 Q Q 7.66 9.16 Q Q 0.47 0.32 Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... 234 399 187 Q 9.19 6.50 9.57 7.07 0.24 0.21 0.12 0.16
Other .............................................. 355 Q Q Q 7.81 Q Q Q 0.67 Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 393 502 Q Q 9.38 7.58 Q Q 0.41 0.43 Q Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 804 582 208 140 8.91 6.23 9.14 7.56 0.42 0.43 0.26 0.19
1946 to 1959 .................................. 442 658 403 165 7.76 7.51 Q 6.85 0.30 0.38 0.40 0.26
1960 to 1969 .................................. 565 705 457 337 8.91 6.93 8.32 7.08 0.41 0.35 0.29 0.29
1970 to 1979 .................................. 559 1,056 625 636 8.75 6.89 7.72 6.95 0.42 0.35 0.23 0.36
1980 to 1989 .................................. 435 678 946 626 9.18 7.64 8.61 7.59 0.35 0.42 0.30 0.34
1990 to 1999 .................................. 395 724 1,192 411 7.91 7.26 8.99 7.87 0.35 0.32 0.28 0.25
2000 to 2003 .................................. 291 309 377 148 8.42 8.35 8.56 7.19 0.39 0.32 0.25 0.17
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... Q 1,924 N 867 8.11 7.72 N 6.26 0.41 0.41 N 0.34
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,791 3,048 N 577 8.65 7.00 N 7.95 0.43 0.35 N 0.44
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 1,553 243 1,088 105 8.89 5.56 8.85 6.99 0.33 0.29 0.36 0.23
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 2,330 888 N N 8.65 8.21 N N 0.31 0.21
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N N 939 120 N N 7.92 7.76 N N 0.20 0.29
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 2,391 3,580 3,100 1,879 8.32 7.06 8.48 7.29 0.42 0.38 0.31 0.34
2 to 5 .............................................. 738 1,088 669 343 9.37 7.50 8.63 7.32 0.35 0.40 0.28 0.23
6 to 10 ............................................ 297 192 Q 126 9.41 7.38 Q 7.57 0.44 0.33 Q 0.26
11 to 20 .......................................... Q 163 204 Q Q 7.53 8.48 Q Q 0.39 0.24 Q
More than 20 .................................. Q Q 207 Q Q Q 8.44 Q Q Q 0.14 Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 3,883 5,214 4,356 2,557 8.66 7.16 8.53 7.31 0.38 0.37 0.29 0.29
Natural Gas .................................... 3,883 5,215 4,356 2,557 8.66 7.16 8.53 7.31 0.38 0.37 0.29 0.29
Fuel Oil ........................................... 1,210 850 1,037 579 7.90 6.17 7.57 7.32 0.30 0.39 0.31 0.34
District Heat ................................... 113 Q 107 Q 7.33 6.43 7.92 Q 0.14 0.14 0.13 Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 3,862 5,205 4,338 2,416 8.66 7.16 8.52 7.26 0.38 0.37 0.29 0.28
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,624 4,838 4,289 2,391 8.71 7.11 8.52 7.30 0.38 0.37 0.29 0.29
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,759 5,041 4,171 2,483 8.64 7.14 8.46 7.31 0.39 0.38 0.29 0.30
Annual Consumption
(hundred cubic feet)
1,000 or Less ................................ 57 116 146 98 13.78 10.34 12.61 10.83 Q 0.17 0.09 0.09
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 548 771 748 317 10.47 8.67 9.85 7.90 0.31 0.27 0.20 0.16
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 502 822 633 333 9.95 8.03 9.19 7.60 0.47 0.39 0.25 0.27
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 764 1,003 807 575 9.16 7.51 8.68 7.16 0.36 0.41 0.33 0.36
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 491 919 675 439 8.15 7.45 8.50 7.20 0.30 0.39 0.36 0.46
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 373 526 486 249 8.44 5.60 8.16 6.81 0.45 0.32 0.36 0.28
Over 100,000 ................................. 1,147 1,058 860 545 7.48 6.05 7.02 6.92 0.62 0.53 0.53 0.48
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 natural gas.
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.