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U.S. Commercial Buildings Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy Intensity



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Revised:August 2009


Table 8c. 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 Worker)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
19922
19953
2003
U.S. Total
120
136
187
Education
150
104
125
Food Sales
260
573
468
Food Service
149
282
275
Health Care
132
218
172
Lodging
196
303
399
Mercantile and Service
93
146
433
Office
90
87
91
Public Assembly
150
263
290
Public Order and Safety
104
129
178
Religious Worship
60
44
168
Warehouse and Storage
170
138
217
Other 4
221
174
302
Vacant
186
136
Q
Total Northeast
82
124
170
Education
147
116
174
Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
Food Service
140
Q
Q
Health Care
90
239
160
Lodging
95
240
429
Mercantile and Service
43
128
457
Office
72
68
89
Public Assembly
105
256
226
Public Order and Safety
178
102
Q
Religious Worship
50
99
145
Warehouse and Storage
204
136
159
Other 4
127
Q
Q
Vacant
Q
90
573
Total Midwest
148
150
211
Education
177
96
188
Food Sales
261
Q
Q
Food Service
192
304
290
Health Care
187
296
203
Lodging
189
291
429
Mercantile and Service
140
198
314
Office
107
89
101
Public Assembly
130
228
365
Public Order and Safety
Q
150
Q
Religious Worship
96
145
205
Warehouse and Storage
197
191
382
Other 4
Q
Q
Q
Vacant
255
Q
Q
Total South
135
141
198
Education
131
114
97
Food Sales
311
568
528
Food Service
140
283
286
Health Care
146
229
196
Lodging
295
395
439
Mercantile and Service
124
148
501
Office
100
91
99
Public Assembly
196
244
401
Public Order and Safety
83
123
Q
Religious Worship
66
23
204
Warehouse and Storage
160
118
180
Other 4
Q
241
Q
Vacant
196
121
Q
Total West
117
128
157
Education
150
93
126
Food Sales
279
540
Q
Food Service
126
322
226
Health Care
102
149
118
Lodging
252
262
311
Mercantile and Service
122
108
452
Office
80
96
71
Public Assembly
144
Q
189
Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Religious Worship
35
45
77
Warehouse and Storage
120
128
137
Other 4
161
Q
229
Vacant
181
198
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