Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table C28A.  Natural Gas Consumption and Conditional Energy Intensity by Census Division for All Buildings, 2003: Part 2
  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)
West
North
Central
South
Atlantic
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
South
Atlantic
East
South
Central
West
North
Central
South
Atlantic
East
South
Central
All Buildings ................................
178 238 104 3,788 7,286 2,521 47.0 32.7 41.3
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 23 27 11 346 360 218 66.6 75.8 51.9
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 14 36 Q 321 662 Q 45.1 53.8 Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 31 33 Q 796 1,102 604 39.5 29.9 Q
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 44 21 13 840 834 410 52.6 25.3 Q
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q 32 15 Q 971 523 Q 33.3 28.8
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 19 Q Q 512 1,447 Q 37.8 30.2 Q
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ Q 25 Q Q 862 Q Q 29.3 Q
Over 500,000 ................................. Q 20 Q Q Q Q Q 19.3 Q
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 14 25 Q 380 1,274 Q 38.1 19.6 Q
Food Sales ..................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. Q 42 Q Q 339 Q Q 123.8 Q
Health Care .................................... Q Q 17 Q 508 196 Q 87.5 86.2
  Inpatient ....................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
  Outpatient .................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Lodging .......................................... 27 25 Q 508 630 Q 52.6 39.9 Q
Mercantile ...................................... Q 38 Q Q 1,425 Q Q 26.5 Q
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... Q 9 Q Q 465 Q Q 20.4 Q
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. Q 28 Q Q 960 Q Q 29.4 Q
Office ............................................. 19 12 Q 518 821 321 37.4 14.7 28.5
Public Assembly ............................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Service .......................................... 13 Q Q 211 Q Q 60.7 Q Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... Q Q Q 662 Q Q 41.8 Q Q
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 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. Q Q Q 385 Q Q 73.1 Q Q
1946 to 1959 .................................. 18 Q Q 321 512 Q 56.7 Q Q
1960 to 1969 .................................. 27 24 Q 620 656 Q 42.8 36.7 Q
1970 to 1979 .................................. 30 25 23 836 904 510 35.5 27.5 45.1
1980 to 1989 .................................. Q 45 Q Q 1,360 420 Q 33.3 65.5
1990 to 1999 .................................. 33 73 18 753 2,511 670 44.0 29.1 26.7
2000 to 2003 .................................. Q 23 Q Q 842 Q Q 26.8 Q
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 89 N N 1,859 N N 48.1 N N
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 45 N N Q N N Q N N
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 44 71 Q 846 2,047 Q 51.7 34.5 Q
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N 143 Q N 4,089 Q N 35.0 33.5
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ N Q Q N Q Q N 21.4 42.7
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 121 172 83 2,582 4,735 1,810 47.0 36.4 45.7
2 to 5 .............................................. 40 31 Q 771 1,169 Q 51.5 26.5 Q
6 to 10 ............................................ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
11 to 20 .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
More than 20 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 178 238 104 3,788 7,286 2,521 47.0 32.7 41.3
Natural Gas .................................... 178 238 104 3,788 7,286 2,521 47.0 32.7 41.3
Fuel Oil ........................................... 42 78 Q 706 1,871 Q 59.1 41.6 Q
District Heat ................................... Q Q Q Q 526 Q Q Q Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 178 237 104 3,786 7,167 2,495 47.0 33.1 41.7
Buildings with Cooling .................... 170 234 103 3,562 7,189 2,494 47.7 32.5 41.3
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 171 232 101 3,529 7,006 2,392 48.6 33.1 42.3
Annual Consumption
(hundred cubic feet)
1,000 or Less ................................ 4 5 2 272 649 235 15.7 8.1 9.2
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 28 35 19 877 1,593 879 32.3 22.1 21.9
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 25 32 Q 568 1,265 Q 44.9 25.0 Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 34 44 17 709 1,219 503 48.7 36.1 34.4
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 28 38 Q 546 1,051 Q 51.8 36.4 Q
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Over 100,000 ................................. Q 63 Q Q 852 Q Q 73.8 Q
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.