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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather Adjusted Site Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Revised: August 2009


Table 6c. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Weather-Adjusted Site Energy1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992, 1995, and 2003
(Thousand Btu per Worker)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
19953
2003
U.S. Total
60
69
89
Education
86
60
65
Food Sales
98
209
175
Food Service
76
141
136
Health Care
77
124
94
Lodging
106
167
207
Mercantile and Service
46
71
186
Office
41
37
40
Public Assembly
70
150
152
Public Order and Safety
63
72
93
Religious Worship
37
27
95
Warehouse and Storage
86
65
104
Other 4
112
92
155
Vacant
104
80
823
Total Northeast
45
67
91
Education
96
75
113
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
74
Q
Q
Health Care
55
157
97
Lodging
65
137
272
Mercantile and Service
22
67
218
Office
33
32
42
Public Assembly
58
145
154
Public Order and Safety
113
66
Q
Religious Worship
38
67
105
Warehouse and Storage
110
63
81
Other 4
68
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
60
Q
Total Midwest
81
86
110
Education
105
63
113
Food Sales
101
Q
226
Food Service
103
161
149
Health Care
119
182
113
Lodging
114
179
235
Mercantile and Service
72
112
157
Office
50
43
47
Public Assembly
72
135
208
Public Order and Safety
Q
97
Q
Religious Worship
69
112
132
Warehouse and Storage
117
108
207
Other 4
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
195
Q
Q
Total South
63
63
83
Education
67
55
42
Food Sales
115
197
186
Food Service
65
136
132
Health Care
79
116
99
Lodging
140
194
198
Mercantile and Service
57
66
192
Office
46
36
40
Public Assembly
75
111
174
Public Order and Safety
41
57
Q
Religious Worship
34
11
93
Warehouse and Storage
70
54
69
Other 4
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
100
55
Q
Total West
56
62
73
Education
77
52
69
Food Sales
105
193
Q
Food Service
66
176
121
Health Care
52
84
65
Lodging
127
147
160
Mercantile and Service
60
45
191
Office
34
38
30
Public Assembly
75
Q
90
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
21
26
42
Warehouse and Storage
51
50
63
Other 4
88
Q
Q
Vacant
86
108
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 Per employee during main shift.
4 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