Released: Dec 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007


Table A3. Census Region and Division, Number of Buildings for All Buildings (Including Malls), 2003
  Number of Buildings (thousand)
All Buildings Northeast Midwest South West
New England Middle Atlantic East
North Central
West North Central South Atlantic East South Central West South Central Mountain Pacific
All Buildings ................................ 4,859 252 509 728 577 926 360 587 316 603
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 2,586 134 240 372 356 474 217 294 166 333
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 948 49 106 128 100 200 59 127 62 117
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 810 46 92 133 78 151 54 103 61 91
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 261 10 29 48 27 52 16 28 16 34
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 147 8 23 25 10 26 11 21 7 15
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 74 3 12 14 5 18 Q 10 3 7
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 26 Q 6 6 1 4 Q 3 1 3
Over 500,000 ................................. 8 Q 2 1 Q 2 Q Q Q 1
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 386 Q 21 34 29 87 Q 56 39 97
Food Sales ..................................... 226 Q Q 43 Q 49 Q Q Q Q
Food Service ................................. 297 Q 27 54 34 61 24 42 Q 34
Health Care .................................... 129 Q 17 20 11 27 11 10 13 18
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 Q 1 1 Q Q Q 1 Q 1
  Outpatient .................................... 121 Q Q 19 Q 25 Q Q Q 17
Lodging .......................................... 142 Q 9 15 19 26 13 13 16 14
Mercantile ...................................... 657 49 62 101 49 158 54 82 38 62
  Retail (Other Than Mall) ............... 443 Q 46 69 42 106 42 49 21 39
  Enclosed and Strip Malls .............. 213 Q 16 32 Q 52 12 34 18 24
Office ............................................. 824 47 108 134 97 125 41 84 62 125
Public Assembly ............................ 277 Q 29 25 31 44 Q 38 Q 48
Public Order and Safety ................ 71 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious Worship .......................... 370 Q 41 62 46 77 35 46 Q 33
Service .......................................... 622 Q 79 95 126 101 51 46 42 61
Warehouse and Storage ............... 597 Q 46 95 66 125 58 93 31 64
Other .............................................. 79 Q 10 23 Q Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant ........................................... 182 Q Q 24 Q 35 Q 37 Q Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 333 56 69 82 57 31 Q Q Q Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 536 30 96 97 66 53 40 61 Q 76
1946 to 1959 .................................. 573 Q 79 97 61 88 35 46 Q 106
1960 to 1969 .................................. 600 Q 79 76 62 111 34 55 64 86
1970 to 1979 .................................. 784 30 50 119 85 141 73 105 76 106
1980 to 1989 .................................. 768 37 67 100 77 203 51 128 44 61
1990 to 1999 .................................. 917 Q 48 111 124 219 83 132 50 125
2000 to 2003 .................................. 347 Q 21 46 46 80 38 49 22 34
Climate Zone: 30-Year Average
Under 2,000 CDD and --
  More than 7,000 HDD ................... 882 110 98 205 251 N N N 183 Q
  5,500-7,000 HDD ......................... 1,229 141 209 523 Q N N N 97 Q
  4,000-5,499 HDD ......................... 701 N 202 N Q 147 Q Q N 30
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 1,336 N N N N 527 Q 140 N 422
2,000 CDD or More and --
  Fewer than 4,000 HDD ................ 711 N N N N 252 Q 379 36 Q
Number of Establishments
One ................................................ 3,754 182 376 571 476 704 308 432 242 462
2 to 5 .............................................. 762 53 96 113 68 145 29 99 52 106
6 to 10 ............................................ 117 Q 13 15 Q 25 Q 12 14 16
11 to 20 .......................................... 47 Q 5 6 Q 11 Q 6 Q 6
More than 20 .................................. 22 Q 3 Q Q 7 Q 3 Q 5
Currently Unoccupied .................... 157 Q Q 22 Q 35 Q 35 Q 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.
Note: Due to rounding, data may not sum to totals.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Form EIA-871A of the 2003 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.