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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather Adjusted Primary Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Revised: August 2009


Table 8b. U.S. Commercial Buildings Energy Intensity Using Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy1 by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992, 1995, and 2003
(Thousand Btu per Square Foot)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
1995
2003
U.S. Total
164
178
190
Education
136
136
158
Food Sales
490
583
534
Food Service
425
488
520
Health Care
406
420
344
Lodging
301
230
192
Mercantile and Service
147
155
203
Office
221
224
210
Public Assembly
148
200
177
Public Order and Safety
184
173
219
Religious Worship
48
61
76
Warehouse and Storage
83
80
94
Other 3
305
319
316
Vacant
50
36
33
Total Northeast
153
158
181
Education
133
127
151
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
262
Q
Q
Health Care
375
419
339
Lodging
241
310
143
Mercantile and Service
124
115
187
Office
196
184
212
Public Assembly
136
187
125
Public Order and Safety
185
143
Q
Religious Worship
46
62
69
Warehouse and Storage
92
99
80
Other 3
241
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
16
Q
Total Midwest
177
178
191
Education
146
129
145
Food Sales
518
Q
567
Food Service
447
320
429
Health Care
482
492
370
Lodging
268
239
200
Mercantile and Service
156
172
195
Office
245
222
234
Public Assembly
160
184
181
Public Order and Safety
Q
150
Q
Religious Worship
50
65
82
Warehouse and Storage
104
88
138
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
51
Q
Q
Total South
159
179
201
Education
120
130
175
Food Sales
477
564
533
Food Service
474
622
615
Health Care
431
414
338
Lodging
309
227
215
Mercantile and Service
158
163
215
Office
238
220
216
Public Assembly
139
187
214
Public Order and Safety
194
174
Q
Religious Worship
50
49
84
Warehouse and Storage
72
72
70
Other 3
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
31
33
Q
Total West
168
197
177
Education
151
165
142
Food Sales
541
425
Q
Food Service
637
469
446
Health Care
267
367
326
Lodging
374
200
202
Mercantile and Service
144
164
198
Office
196
268
170
Public Assembly
179
Q
184
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
42
72
52
Warehouse and Storage
69
66
86
Other 3
230
Q
Q
Vacant
78
50
37

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 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