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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather Adjusted Primary Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page LastRevised:August 2009


Table 8a. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992, 1995, and 2003
(Million Btu per Building)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
1995
2003
U.S. Total
2,257
2,288
2,802
Education
3,879
3,400
4,037
Food Sales
2,843
2,736
2,968
Food Service
2,442
2,321
2,890
Health Care
11,518
9,323
8,453
Lodging
5,658
5,254
6,876
Mercantile and Service
1,437
1,529
2,416
Office
3,647
3,337
3,116
Public Assembly
2,430
2,417
2,515
Public Order and Safety
2,566
2,517
3,393
Religious Worship
492
629
775
Warehouse and Storage
1,242
1,164
1,590
Other 3
4,514
4,753
6,922
Vacant
652
332
460
Total Northeast
2,600
2,592
3,328
Education
7,193
6,360
8,283
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
2,167
Q
Q
Health Care
13,588
12,336
9,971
Lodging
4,846
10,554
6,259
Mercantile and Service
1,407
1,360
2,183
Office
3,932
3,534
4,115
Public Assembly
2,670
2,833
2,081
Public Order and Safety
3,124
2,022
Q
Religious Worship
677
672
827
Warehouse and Storage
1,565
1,663
1,862
Other 3
2,820
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
390
Q
Total Midwest
2,459
2,241
2,647
Education
7,580
6,142
5,826
Food Sales
3,289
Q
3,190
Food Service
2,627
2,192
2,220
Health Care
16,499
12,076
9,605
Lodging
5,925
5,727
6,754
Mercantile and Service
1,499
1,409
1,679
Office
4,203
3,314
3,033
Public Assembly
1,816
1,970
3,232
Public Order and Safety
Q
2,114
Q
Religious Worship
663
719
851
Warehouse and Storage
1,323
1,106
2,593
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
609
Q
Q
Total South
1,946
2,130
2,863
Education
2,864
2,697
4,483
Food Sales
2,037
2,216
2,745
Food Service
2,324
2,532
3,688
Health Care
17,663
7,404
8,902
Lodging
5,713
5,836
7,049
Mercantile and Service
1,312
1,737
2,809
Office
3,294
2,563
3,262
Public Assembly
2,646
1,907
2,723
Public Order and Safety
1,979
3,187
Q
Religious Worship
355
511
798
Warehouse and Storage
1,114
1,109
1,002
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
323
248
Q
Total West
2,375
2,403
2,463
Education
2,164
2,112
1,740
Food Sales
3,542
2,742
Q
Food Service
2,670
1,926
2,610
Health Care
3,457
9,531
5,747
Lodging
6,023
3,529
7,261
Mercantile and Service
1,706
1,489
3,048
Office
3,481
4,880
2,199
Public Assembly
2,691
Q
2,011
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
600
691
502
Warehouse and Storage
1,107
952
1,422
Other 3
3,949
Q
6,584
Vacant
1,667
324
821

1Sum 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 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 (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