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U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified:Jan 2007


Table 5a. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Site Energy1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992-2003
(Million Btu per Building)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
 
19922
1995
1999
2003
U.S. Total
1,103
1,162
1,231
1,342
  Education
2,145
1,986
1,982
2,125
  Food Sales
1,053
1,002
1,156
1,110
  Food Service 
1,183
1,167
1,280
1,436
  Health Care
6,480
5,342
4,046
4,612
  Lodging
3,007
2,908
2,938
3,578
  Mercantile and Service
691
755
1,000
1,043
  Office
1,588
1,445
1,475
1,376
  Public Assembly
1,115
1,376
1,177
1,338
  Public Order and Safety
1,533
1,416
1,407
1,791
  Religious Worship
297
387
357
440
  Warehouse and Storage
616
560
764
764
  Other 3
2,216
2,566
1,728
3,600
  Vacant
358
196
121
294
 
Total Northeast
1,397
1,427
1,626
1,834
  Education
4,714
4,168
5,020
5,567
  Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
  Food Service 
1,073
Q
Q
Q
  Health Care
8,073
8,197
6,898
6,239
  Lodging
3,328
6,060
4,977
4,043
  Mercantile and Service
719
719
1,121
1,068
  Office
1,706
1,676
2,125
1,966
  Public Assembly
1,461
1,635
2,150
1,483
  Public Order and Safety
1,973
1,309
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
520
462
472
627
  Warehouse and Storage
845
773
922
973
  Other 3
1,500
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
Q
262
Q
Q
 
Total Midwest
1,262
1,314
1,270
1,379
  Education
4,230
4,140
4,287
3,475
  Food Sales
1,231
Q
Q
1,232
  Food Service 
1,268
1,184
1,189
1,133
  Health Care
9,911
7,575
3,777
5,334
  Lodging
3,360
3,592
3,628
3,682
  Mercantile and Service
738
827
859
833
  Office
1,793
1,666
1,567
1,407
  Public Assembly
973
1,211
1,026
1,817
  Public Order and Safety
1,401
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
455
580
423
549
  Warehouse and Storage
763
641
1,047
1,406
  Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
455
Q
Q
Q
 
Total South
883
962
1,113
1,209
  Education
1,423
1,308
1,320
1,929
  Food Sales
739
772
1,062
967
  Food Service 
1,039
1,220
Q
1,701
  Health Care
9,302
3,778
3,185
4,476
  Lodging
2,627
2,876
3,010
3,182
  Mercantile and Service
597
775
1,066
1,081
  Office
1,479
1,020
1,199
1,314
  Public Assembly
997
881
817
1,184
  Public Order and Safety
973
1,498
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
177
248
327
363
  Warehouse and Storage
479
508
606
382
  Other 3
2,680
830
Q
  Vacant
163
114
Q
Q
 
Total West
1,123
1,147
1,124
1,156
  Education
1,094
1,142
1,170
949
  Food Sales
1,338
976
Q
Q
  Food Service 
1,423
1,041
Q
1,426
  Health Care
1,758
5,254
5,022
3,170
  Lodging
3,066
1,949
2,109
3,728
  Mercantile and Service
824
612
960
1,306
  Office
1,474
1,927
1,505
932
  Public Assembly
1,370
Q
1,532
996
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
349
382
290
268
  Warehouse and Storage
464
364
467
646
  Other 3
2,106
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
776
169
Q
Q

1Sum of major fuels.
2 Estimates adjusted to match the 1995, 1999 and 2003 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, 1999, and 2003.

 

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