Released: June 2006
Next CBECS will be conducted in 2007

Table B21.  Multibuilding Facilities, Number of Buildings and Floorspace for Non-Mall Buildings, 2003
  Number of Buildings
(thousand)
Total Floorspace
(million square feet)
All
Buildings*
Buildings on Multibuilding Facilities All
Buildings*
Buildings on
Multibuilding Facilities
All
Buildings
With
Central Physical Plant
All
Buildings
With
Central
Physical
Plant
All Buildings* ............................... 4,645 1,477 116 64,783 24,735 6,604
Building Floorspace
(Square Feet)
1,001 to 5,000 ................................ 2,552 771 Q 6,789 2,009 Q
5,001 to 10,000 .............................. 889 259 Q 6,585 1,912 Q
10,001 to 25,000 ............................ 738 263 33 11,535 4,158 520
25,001 to 50,000 ............................ 241 92 18 8,668 3,277 630
50,001 to 100,000 .......................... 129 49 13 9,057 3,381 911
100,001 to 200,000 ........................ 65 28 12 9,064 3,935 1,723
200,001 to 500,000 ........................ 25 13 5 7,176 3,568 1,438
Over 500,000 ................................. 7 3 2 5,908 2,494 1,235
Principal Building Activity
Education ....................................... 386 281 57 9,874 5,642 2,037
Food Sales ..................................... 226 Q N 1,255 Q N
Food Service ................................. 297 27 Q 1,654 264 Q
Health Care .................................... 129 26 4 3,163 1,899 733
  Inpatient ....................................... 8 6 2 1,905 1,508 629
  Outpatient .................................... 121 20 Q 1,258 391 Q
Lodging .......................................... 142 69 14 5,096 2,237 726
Retail (Other Than Mall).................. 443 66 Q 4,317 707 Q
Office ............................................. 824 240 18 12,208 4,022 1,102
Public Assembly ............................ 277 84 10 3,939 1,542 602
Public Order and Safety ................ 71 11 Q 1,090 541 Q
Religious Worship .......................... 370 121 Q 3,754 1,308 Q
Service .......................................... 622 149 Q 4,050 1,041 Q
Warehouse and Storage ............... 597 302 Q 10,078 3,874 Q
Other .............................................. 79 31 Q 1,738 842 Q
Vacant ........................................... 182 51 Q 2,567 670 Q
Year Constructed
Before 1920 ................................... 330 59 Q 3,769 978 Q
1920 to 1945 .................................. 527 112 12 6,871 2,874 985
1946 to 1959 .................................. 562 147 24 7,045 2,347 669
1960 to 1969 .................................. 579 215 26 8,101 3,956 1,166
1970 to 1979 .................................. 731 211 11 10,772 3,787 806
1980 to 1989 .................................. 707 251 14 10,332 4,154 1,249
1990 to 1999 .................................. 876 318 16 12,360 4,448 1,193
2000 to 2003 .................................. 334 163 3 5,533 2,190 235
Census Region
Northeast ....................................... 726 158 19 12,905 4,490 1,103
Midwest ......................................... 1,266 306 21 17,080 6,003 1,863
South ............................................. 1,775 617 35 23,489 9,056 2,567
West .............................................. 878 395 41 11,310 5,186 1,071
Number of Workers (main shift)
Fewer than 5 ................................. 2,653 882 35 15,492 5,554 870
5 to 9 .............................................. 778 184 Q 6,166 1,642 Q
10 to 19 .......................................... 563 165 15 7,803 2,602 253
20 to 49 .......................................... 398 143 27 10,989 4,084 985
50 to 99 .......................................... 147 54 16 7,934 3,408 1,167
100 to 249 ...................................... 77 36 11 6,871 3,339 1,271
250 or More ................................... 30 13 6 9,528 4,106 1,948
Weekly Operating Hours
Fewer than 40 ............................... 1,002 341 Q 6,863 2,248 Q
40 to 48 .......................................... 1,117 366 24 11,622 4,474 864
49 to 60 .......................................... 1,062 309 27 15,723 5,574 1,689
61 to 84 .......................................... 591 155 23 10,334 3,528 1,006
85 to 167 ........................................ 400 84 10 7,092 2,728 898
Open Continuously ........................ 475 223 20 13,149 6,183 1,960
Ownership and Occupancy
Nongovernment Owned ................ 4,011 1,062 37 49,421 15,647 2,503
  Owner Occupied ......................... 1,841 446 22 23,591 7,648 1,556
  Nonowner Occupied ................... 2,029 581 15 23,914 7,461 911
  Unoccupied .................................. 141 35 Q 1,916 538 Q
Government Owned ...................... 635 415 79 15,363 9,088 4,101
  Federal ......................................... 46 34 Q 1,956 1,240 Q
  State ............................................ 164 127 43 3,808 3,028 2,085
  Local ............................................ 425 254 26 9,599 4,819 1,210
Vacancy Status
Completely Vacant ......................... 157 44 Q 2,161 560 Q
Mostly Vacant ................................ 25 Q N 406 Q N
Partially Vacant .............................. 548 219 19 12,382 5,092 1,311
Not At All Vacant ........................... 3,915 1,207 96 49,834 18,973 5,257
Multibuilding Facility Activity
Not Part of a Multibuilding
 Facility ........................................... 3,169 N N 40,048 N N
College or University ...................... 83 83 48 3,480 3,480 2,467
Primary or Secondary School ........ 254 254 36 3,947 3,947 871
Office Complex .............................. 111 111 4 2,712 2,712 456
Retail Complex ............................... 151 151 N 1,238 1,238 N
Religious Campus or Complex ....... 195 195 Q 2,347 2,347 Q
Health Care Complex ..................... 39 39 8 2,303 2,303 867
Lodging or Resort Complex ........... 61 61 Q 912 912 Q
Government Complex .................... 87 87 5 2,014 2,014 Q
Other .............................................. 496 496 5 5,783 5,783 526
Central Plant that Produces
District Hot Water ........................... 59 59 59 3,321 3,321 3,321
District Steam ................................. 56 56 56 4,059 4,059 4,059
District Chilled Water ...................... 69 69 69 4,969 4,969 4,969
Electricity ....................................... 19 19 19 1,251 1,251 1,251
Energy Sources (more than
one may apply)
Electricity ....................................... 4,404 1,343 116 63,307 24,089 6,604
Natural Gas .................................... 2,391 582 64 43,468 14,974 3,970
Fuel Oil ........................................... 451 115 14 15,157 6,961 2,244
District Heat ................................... 67 61 58 5,443 4,241 3,909
District Chilled Water ...................... 33 29 25 2,853 2,647 2,410
Propane ......................................... 502 160 9 7,076 3,315 825
Other .............................................. 132 26 Q 1,401 537 Q
Energy End Uses (more than
one may apply)
Buildings with Space Heating ........ 3,982 1,147 115 60,028 22,590 6,513
Buildings with Cooling .................... 3,625 1,031 100 56,940 20,964 5,806
Buildings with Water Heating ......... 3,472 967 94 56,478 21,176 5,834
Buildings with Cooking ................... 801 175 19 22,237 8,521 2,563
Buildings with Manufacturing ........ 119 21 Q 3,138 1,025 Q
Buildings with Electricity 149 61 14 12,821 6,389 2,572
 Generation ....................................
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/.
 * Figures in this table do not include enclosed malls and strip malls. Mall buildings add an estimated 213 thousand buildings comprising 6.9 billion square feet.
a The definition for one or more of these row items has changed and may not be directly comparable with past CBECS estimates. See "Guide to the Tables" for discussion of the differences.
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 the particular energy source.
Notes: ● HVAC = Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. ● 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.