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U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified: Jan 2007


Table 7a. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Primary Energy1by 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
2,170
2,312
2,574
2,822
  Education
3,739
3,428
3,570
4,067
  Food Sales
2,796
2,752
3,071
2,975
  Food Service 
2,255
2,346
2,530
2,906
  Health Care
10,961
9,398
7,734
8,497
  Lodging
5,488
5,292
5,523
6,908
  Mercantile and Service
1,395
1,550
2,162
2,437
  Office
3,449
3,380
3,570
3,137
  Public Assembly
2,370
2,429
2,442
2,560
  Public Order and Safety
2,491
2,549
2,537
3,422
  Religious Worship
472
632
631
779
  Warehouse and Storage
1,220
1,173
1,500
1,590
  Other 3
4,350
4,830
3,738
6,979
  Vacant
642
334
204
464
 
Total Northeast
2,478
2,641
3,222
3,391
  Education
7,014
6,483
8,176
8,523
  Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Food Service 
1,921
Q
Q
Q
  Health Care
12,827
12,503
11,355
10,174
  Lodging
4,705
10,676
8,093
6,362
  Mercantile and Service
1,356
1,386
2,338
2,223
  Office
3,626
3,629
4,813
4,177
  Public Assembly
2,578
2,899
4,351
2,155
  Public Order and Safety
3,047
2,054
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
671
683
645
855
  Warehouse and Storage
1,549
1,675
1,976
1,893
  Other 3
2,755
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
Q
394
Q
Q
 
Total Midwest
2,259
2,302
2,396
2,616
  Education
7,021
6,311
7,109
5,712
  Food Sales
3,149
Q
Q
3,172
  Food Service 
2,225
2,245
2,210
2,199
  Health Care
15,104
12,320
6,826
9,471
  Lodging
5,402
5,836
6,331
6,698
  Mercantile and Service
1,416
1,451
1,672
1,661
  Office
3,684
3,421
3,574
2,999
  Public Assembly
1,726
2,036
2,045
3,136
  Public Order and Safety
Q
2,168
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
620
746
642
846
  Warehouse and Storage
1,283
1,127
1,652
2,575
  Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
585
Q
Q
Q
 
Total South
1,890
2,147
2,542
2,871
  Education
2,777
2,724
2,757
4,501
  Food Sales
2,000
2,226
3,035
2,748
  Food Service 
2,212
2,550
Q
3,696
  Health Care
17,117
7,450
6,770
8,928
  Lodging
5,461
5,881
6,155
7,060
  Mercantile and Service
1,286
1,754
2,333
2,817
  Office
3,180
2,584
3,119
3,271
  Public Assembly
2,596
1,927
1,966
2,738
  Public Order and Safety
1,941
3,212
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
340
517
736
800
  Warehouse and Storage
1,097
1,114
1,402
1,003
  Other 3
Q
5,696
2,201
Q
  Vacant
316
250
Q
Q
 
Total West
2,404
2,375
2,401
2,542
  Education
2,168
2,060
2,153
1,805
  Food Sales
3,586
2,741
Q
Q
  Food Service 
2,745
1,917
Q
2,712
  Health Care
3,516
9,462
9,504
5,901
  Lodging
6,172
3,502
4,010
7,364
  Mercantile and Service
1,703
1,474
2,427
3,150
  Office
3,567
4,856
3,667
2,271
  Public Assembly
2,688
Q
2,722
2,196
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
591
666
503
508
  Warehouse and Storage
1,110
946
1,074
1,430
  Other 3
3,942
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
1,670
314
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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