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U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified: Jan 2007


 
Table 7b. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Primary 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
158
180
178
191
  Education
131
137
135
159
  Food Sales
482
586
537
535
  Food Service 
392
493
477
523
  Health Care
386
423
337
346
  Lodging
292
232
187
193
  Mercantile and Service
143
157
180
204
  Office
209
227
219
212
  Public Assembly
145
201
170
180
  Public Order and Safety
178
175
157
221
  Religious Worship
46
61
57
77
  Warehouse and Storage
82
80
86
94
  Other 3
294
324
312
319
  Vacant
49
37
27
33
 
Total Northeast
146
161
179
184
  Education
129
130
147
156
  Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
  Food Service 
232
Q
Q
Q
  Health Care
354
425
355
346
  Lodging
234
314
221
145
  Mercantile and Service
119
118
169
190
  Office
180
189
205
215
  Public Assembly
132
192
211
130
  Public Order and Safety
180
145
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
45
63
56
71
  Warehouse and Storage
91
100
95
81
  Other 3
236
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
16
Q
Q
 
Total Midwest
162
183
170
189
  Education
135
132
131
142
  Food Sales
496
Q
Q
564
  Food Service 
378
328
377
425
  Health Care
442
502
302
365
  Lodging
245
244
179
198
  Mercantile and Service
147
177
158
193
  Office
215
229
218
232
  Public Assembly
152
190
158
175
  Public Order and Safety
Q
154
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
47
67
52
81
  Warehouse and Storage
101
90
115
137
  Other 3
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
49
Q
Q
Q
 
Total South
155
180
191
201
  Education
116
131
142
176
  Food Sales
468
566
586
533
  Food Service 
451
627
Q
616
  Health Care
417
417
370
339
  Lodging
295
229
208
215
  Mercantile and Service
155
165
194
215
  Office
230
221
236
216
  Public Assembly
Q
189
164
215
  Public Order and Safety
191
175
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
48
50
65
84
  Warehouse and Storage
71
72
76
70
  Other 3
420
279
Q
  Vacant
31
33
Q
Q
 
Total West
170
195
166
182
  Education
151
161
124
148
  Food Sales
548
425
Q
Q
  Food Service 
655
467
Q
464
  Health Care
272
365
309
334
  Lodging
383
198
158
205
  Mercantile and Service
144
162
190
204
  Office
200
267
205
176
  Public Assembly
178
Q
152
201
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
41
69
52
52
  Warehouse and Storage
69
65
60
86
  Other 3
229
Q
Q
Q
  Vacant
78
48
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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Survey Manager
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