Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C27A.  Natural Gas Consumption and Conditional Energy Intensity by Census Division for All Buildings, 2003: Part 1
  Total Natural Gas
Consumption
(billion cubic feet)
Total Floorspace of
Buildings Using Natural Gas
(million square feet)
Natural Gas
Energy Intensity
(cubic feet/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 ................................ 85 364 550 1,861 8,301 10,356 45.4 43.8 53.1
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ Q 42 69 Q 427 741 Q 98.4 92.9
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. Q 32 49 Q 518 743 Q 62.1 65.5
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ Q 47 102 Q 952 1,860 Q 49.7 54.6
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ Q 42 78 Q 900 1,567 Q 47.1 49.6
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q 49 77 Q 1,421 1,611 Q 34.4 47.7
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ Q 44 73 Q 1,531 1,454 Q 28.4 50.4
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ Q 55 58 Q 1,484 1,323 Q 37.3 43.5
Over 500,000 ................................. Q 52 45 Q 1,068 1,056 Q 48.6 43.0
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... Q 49 99 Q 1,247 1,804 Q 39.5 54.6
Food Sales ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. Q Q 35 Q Q 228 Q Q 152.9
Health Care .................................... Q 41 49 Q 396 484 Q 103.8 100.6
  Inpatient ....................................... Q 37 38 Q 306 287 Q 120.3 131.2
  Outpatient .................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Lodging .......................................... Q Q 39 Q Q 507 Q Q 77.5
Mercantile ...................................... Q 34 66 Q 854 1,271 Q 39.8 52.3
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... Q 13 29 Q 269 485 Q 48.2 59.2
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. Q Q 38 Q Q 787 Q Q 48.0
Office ............................................. Q 72 84 Q 1,887 1,929 Q 38.2 43.7
Public Assembly ............................ Q 12 35 Q 602 550 Q Q 64.2
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... Q Q 29 Q Q 624 Q Q 46.3
Service .......................................... Q Q 44 Q Q 723 Q Q 61.5
Warehouse and Storage ............... Q 24 34 Q 913 1,259 Q 26.0 26.7
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... Q 30 48 Q 704 819 Q 43.0 58.0
1920 to 1945 .................................. Q 74 65 Q 1,609 959 Q 45.7 68.2
1946 to 1959 .................................. Q 52 69 Q 1,277 1,425 Q 40.8 48.7
1960 to 1969 .................................. Q 55 75 Q 1,171 1,403 Q 46.8 53.6
1970 to 1979 .................................. Q 54 124 Q 1,174 2,182 Q 46.2 56.7
1980 to 1989 .................................. Q 35 73 Q 964 1,325 Q 36.0 55.3
1990 to 1999 .................................. Q 38 67 Q 982 1,509 Q 38.8 44.1
2000 to 2003 .................................. Q Q 29 Q Q 733 Q Q 39.4
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... Q Q 160 Q Q 2,807 Q 51.6 56.9
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 84 123 390 1,848 2,339 7,549 45.7 52.4 51.7
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... N 175 N N 4,676 N N 37.4 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 ................................................ 45 243 386 826 4,915 6,833 54.0 49.4 56.5
2 to 5 .............................................. Q 56 105 Q 1,651 1,957 Q 33.7 53.9
6 to 10 ............................................ Q 21 17 Q 475 353 Q 44.4 48.3
11 to 20 .......................................... Q Q 21 Q Q 398 Q Q 52.9
More than 20 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... N Q Q N Q Q N Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 85 364 550 1,861 8,301 10,355 45.4 43.8 53.1
Natural Gas .................................... 85 364 550 1,861 8,301 10,356 45.4 43.8 53.1
Fuel Oil ........................................... Q 128 96 Q 3,368 1,494 Q 38.1 64.2
District Heat ................................... Q Q Q Q 482 Q Q 20.1 Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 85 361 549 1,861 8,285 10,326 45.4 43.6 53.1
Buildings with Cooling .................... 80 336 510 1,709 7,812 9,475 46.8 43.0 53.9
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 80 355 535 1,767 7,972 9,851 45.4 44.5 54.3
Annual Consumption
(hundred cubic feet)
1,000 or Less ................................ Q 3 7 Q Q 425 Q Q 16.4
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 13 39 61 401 1,376 2,029 32.3 28.6 29.8
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. Q 41 77 Q 864 1,517 Q 47.2 50.7
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ Q 73 99 Q 1,757 1,753 Q 41.4 56.5
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ Q 54 95 Q 1,369 1,799 Q 39.7 52.9
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q 32 61 Q 646 1,092 Q 49.6 55.6
Over 100,000 ................................. Q 121 151 Q 1,562 1,740 Q 77.8 86.6
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 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.