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U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified: Jan 2007


Table 5b. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Site Energy1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992-2003
(
Thousand Btu per Square Foot)

Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
 
19922
1995
1999
2003
U.S. Total
80
91
85
91
  Education
75
79
75
83
  Food Sales
182
214
202
200
  Food Service 
206
245
241
258
  Health Care
228
240
176
188
  Lodging
160
127
99
100
  Mercantile and Service
71
76
83
87
  Office
96
97
90
93
  Public Assembly
68
114
82
94
  Public Order and Safety
110
97
87
116
  Religious Worship
29
37
32
43
  Warehouse and Storage
41
38
44
45
  Other 3
150
172
144
164
  Vacant
28
21
16
21
 
Total Northeast
82
87
90
100
  Education
87
83
90
102
  Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
  Food Service 
130
Q
Q
Q
  Health Care
223
278
216
212
  Lodging
166
178
136
Q
  Mercantile and Service
63
61
81
91
  Office
85
87
91
101
  Public Assembly
75
108
104
89
  Public Order and Safety
117
93
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
35
43
41
52
  Warehouse and Storage
49
46
44
42
  Other 3
128
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
Q
11
Q
Q
 
Total Midwest
91
105
90
99
  Education
82
87
79
86
  Food Sales
194
Q
Q
219
  Food Service 
216
173
203
219
  Health Care
290
309
167
206
  Lodging
152
150
103
109
  Mercantile and Service
77
101
81
97
  Office
105
112
96
109
  Public Assembly
86
113
79
102
  Public Order and Safety
99
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
35
52
34
53
  Warehouse and Storage
60
51
73
75
  Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
38
Q
Q
Q
 
Total South
72
81
84
85
  Education
60
63
68
75
  Food Sales
173
196
205
188
  Food Service 
212
300
Q
283
  Health Care
227
211
174
170
  Lodging
142
112
102
97
  Mercantile and Service
72
73
89
83
  Office
107
87
91
87
  Public Assembly
86
68
93
  Public Order and Safety
95
82
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
25
24
29
38
  Warehouse and Storage
31
33
33
27
  Other 3
Q
198
105
Q
  Vacant
16
15
Q
Q
 
Total West
79
94
78
83
  Education
76
89
67
78
  Food Sales
204
151
Q
Q
  Food Service 
340
254
Q
244
  Health Care
136
203
163
180
  Lodging
190
110
83
104
  Mercantile and Service
70
67
75
85
  Office
83
106
84
72
  Public Assembly
91
Q
85
91
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
24
40
30
28
  Warehouse and Storage
29
25
26
39
  Other 3
122
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
36
26
Q
Q

1 Sum 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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Behjat Hojjati
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Fax: 202-586-0018


For questions about the "Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey" and energy data, please contact:
Joelle Michaels
Survey Manager
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Phone: 202-586-89528
Fax: 202-586-0018