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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Revised: August 2009


Table 1d. U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy Consumption1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992, 1995, and 2003
(Million Btu)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
1995
2003
U.S. Total
10,545
10,478
13,616
Education
1,148
1,051
1,558
Food Sales
371
374
670
Food Service
631
661
859
Health Care
714
979
1,088
Lodging
871
832
979
Mercantile and Service
1,812
1,970
3,089
Office
2,594
2,352
2,567
Public Assembly
676
789
696
Public Order and Safety
150
220
239
Religious Worship
180
169
287
Warehouse and Storage
897
675
949
Other 3
302
320
549
Vacant
201
87
84
Total Northeast
1,952
1,881
2,533
Education
260
246
255
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
Q
Q
Q
Health Care
143
171
181
Lodging
149
108
167
Mercantile and Service
344
327
460
Office
487
397
638
Public Assembly
106
130
131
Public Order and Safety
50
78
Q
Religious Worship
21
27
43
Warehouse and Storage
159
146
121
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
28
10
Q
Total Midwest
2,864
2,554
3,454
Education
349
257
368
Food Sales
Q
Q
182
Food Service
193
152
194
Health Care
235
229
295
Lodging
155
217
229
Mercantile and Service
490
550
623
Office
670
519
701
Public Assembly
138
176
183
Public Order and Safety
48
45
Q
Religious Worship
57
41
91
Warehouse and Storage
297
181
416
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
Q
Q
Total South
3,718
3,726
5,363
Education
313
300
699
Food Sales
117
162
259
Food Service
193
275
470
Health Care
257
379
431
Lodging
322
298
364
Mercantile and Service
661
794
1,386
Office
937
765
816
Public Assembly
316
255
252
Public Order and Safety
45
54
Q
Religious Worship
69
50
126
Warehouse and Storage
331
247
277
Other 3
109
120
Q
Vacant
Q
26
Q
Total West
2,011
2,317
2,265
Education
226
247
237
Food Sales
113
89
Q
Food Service
129
127
118
Health Care
78
200
180
Lodging
245
209
220
Mercantile and Service
317
299
621
Office
501
671
412
Public Assembly
Q
Q
130
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
33
51
27
Warehouse and Storage
111
100
135
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
79
21
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 and 1999 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 (EIA), 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