Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table C38A. District Heat Consumption and Expenditure Intensities for All Buildings, 2003
  District Heat Consumption District Heat Expenditures
per
Building (million Btu)
per
Square Foot (thousand Btu)
per
Building (thousand dollars)
per
Square Foot
(dollars)
per
Thousand Pounds (dollars)
All Buildings ................................ 9,470 113.98 108.4 1.31 11.45
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ Q Q Q Q Q
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. Q Q Q Q Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ Q Q Q Q Q
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ Q Q Q Q Q
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... Q Q Q Q Q
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 17,452 118.10 Q Q Q
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 34,658 121.16 Q Q Q
Over 500,000 ................................. 77,419 93.60 834.8 1.01 10.78
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 5,223 116.63 Q Q Q
Food Sales ..................................... N N N N
Food Service ................................. Q Q Q Q Q
Health Care .................................... Q Q Q Q Q
  Inpatient ....................................... Q Q Q Q Q
  Outpatient .................................... Q Q Q Q Q
Lodging .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q
Mercantile ...................................... Q Q Q Q Q
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... Q Q Q Q Q
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. Q Q Q Q Q
Office ............................................. 7,933 81.53 89.4 0.92 11.27
Public Assembly ............................ Q Q Q Q Q
Public Order and Safety ................ Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... Q Q Q Q Q
Service .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... Q Q Q Q Q
Other .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... Q Q Q Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... Q Q Q Q Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 10,610 107.03 116.9 1.18 11.02
1946 to 1959 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q
1960 to 1969 .................................. 8,787 137.56 Q Q Q
1970 to 1979 .................................. 13,255 131.66 Q Q Q
1980 to 1989 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q
1990 to 1999 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q
2000 to 2003 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q
Census Region and Division
Northeast ....................................... 9,403 111.22 Q 1.45 13.04
  New England ............................... Q Q Q Q Q
  Middle Atlantic .............................. Q Q Q Q Q
Midwest ......................................... 17,217 136.50 Q 1.41 10.35
  East North Central ........................ 25,607 135.33 Q Q Q
  West North Central ...................... Q Q Q Q Q
South ............................................. 8,547 102.81 Q 1.17 11.36
  South Atlantic .............................. 8,059 94.14 Q Q Q
  East South Central ....................... Q Q Q Q Q
  West South Central ...................... Q Q Q Q Q
West .............................................. Q Q Q Q Q
  Mountain ...................................... Q Q Q Q Q
  Pacific .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... Q 106.35 Q Q Q
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 9,440 133.88 Q Q Q
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 10,354 103.48 128.9 1.29 12.45
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 7,681 98.14 Q Q Q
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ Q Q Q Q Q
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 8,549 125.34 97.1 1.42 11.36
2 to 5 .............................................. 10,135 119.61 Q Q Q
6 to 10 ............................................ Q Q Q Q Q
11 to 20 .......................................... Q Q Q Q Q
More than 20 .................................. Q Q Q Q Q
Currently Unoccupied .................... Q Q Q Q Q
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 9,470 113.98 108.4 1.31 11.45
Natural Gas .................................... Q 118.88 Q 1.40 11.79
Fuel Oil ........................................... 38,643 95.96 430.5 1.07 11.14
District Heat ................................... 9,470 113.98 108.4 1.31 11.45
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 9,496 115.28 108.8 1.32 11.45
Buildings with Cooling .................... 9,719 112.07 110.8 1.28 11.40
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 8,588 110.18 98.5 1.26 11.46
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 district heat.
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.