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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather-Adjusted Site Energy



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Revised: August 2009


Table 1b. U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather-Adjusted Site Energy Consumption1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992, 1995, and 2003
(Trillion Btu)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
1995
2003
U.S. Total
5,314
5,277
6,483
Education
653
611
816
Food Sales
140
136
250
Food Service
323
330
425
Health Care
415
557
591
Lodging
472
458
508
Mercantile and Service
893
959
1,324
Office
1,182
1,007
1,126
Public Assembly
317
450
365
Public Order and Safety
91
122
125
Religious Worship
112
104
162
Warehouse and Storage
452
321
455
Other 3
153
170
283
Vacant
112
51
53
Total Northeast
1,069
1,021
1,358
Education
170
159
165
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
Q
Q
Q
Health Care
87
112
111
Lodging
102
62
106
Mercantile and Service
178
170
219
Office
222
184
298
Public Assembly
58
74
90
Public Order and Safety
32
50
Q
Religious Worship
16
19
31
Warehouse and Storage
85
68
62
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
15
7
Q
Total Midwest
1,564
1,456
1,808
Education
207
169
221
Food Sales
Q
Q
70
Food Service
104
80
100
Health Care
150
141
165
Lodging
93
134
125
Mercantile and Service
252
312
310
Office
316
253
327
Public Assembly
77
105
104
Public Order and Safety
33
29
Q
Religious Worship
41
32
59
Warehouse and Storage
176
102
226
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
Q
Q
Total South
1,725
1,669
2,260
Education
160
144
300
Food Sales
43
56
91
Food Service
89
132
216
Health Care
138
192
216
Lodging
153
146
164
Mercantile and Service
306
351
532
Office
432
302
328
Public Assembly
121
117
109
Public Order and Safety
23
25
Q
Religious Worship
35
24
57
Warehouse and Storage
144
112
106
Other 3
Q
57
Q
Vacant
25
12
Q
Total West
956
1,131
1,057
Education
116
139
130
Food Sales
42
32
Q
Food Service
68
69
63
Health Care
40
112
100
Lodging
124
117
113
Mercantile and Service
156
126
262
Office
211
268
173
Public Assembly
Q
Q
62
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
20
30
15
Warehouse and Storage
47
39
62
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
38
11
Q

1 Sum of major fuels. Weather-adjusted energy consumption for 1999 is not reported because 1999 CBECS does not estimate energy consumption for space heating, space cooling, and ventilation. Normals are based on calculations of data from 1971 through 2000. To aggregate Census division degree-days to Census regions, each division value is weighted by the 2000 population shares of divisions within each Census region.
2 Estimates adjusted to match the 1995 CBECS definition of target population. More information available online: http://www.eia.gov/emeu/cbecs/comparesampdesign.html
3 Laboratory buildings are included in the "Other" category.
Q = Data withheld because the Relative Standard Error was greater than 50 percent or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Surveys, 1992, 1995, 2003, and EIA, "Annual Energy Review," 2007, Tables 1.10 and 1.19. Available online: http://www.eia.gov/emeu/aer/txt/ptb0110.html, and http://www.eia.gov/emeu/aer/txt/ptb0109.html