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U.S. Residential Housing Site Energy
Intensity


Page Last Revised: July 2009


Table 5a. U.S.Residential Energy Intensity Using Site Energy1 by Census Region and Type of Housing Unit, 1978-2005
(Million Btu per Household)

Type of Housing Unit and Census Region

 

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1984

1987

1990

1993

1997

2001
2005

U.S. Total

138

126

114

112

102

105

101

98

104

101

92
95

Mobile Home

94

85

83

81

72

73

77

78

82

80

76
70

Single-Family Detached

154

138

125

126

113

117

114

113

121

118

108
108

Single-Family Attached

140

136

119

107

111

111

99

87

96

95

100
89

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

132

129

113

99

97

97

93

94

100

92

78
85

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

82

77

74

66

68

71

64

51

52

49

41
54

Total Northeast

166

145

138

132

121

125

125

120

122

121

107
122

Mobile Home

102

86

100

105

93

89

88

88

95

86

89
78

Single-Family Detached

195

171

150

155

135

144

150

143

153

143

135
144

Single-Family Attached

147

147

142

128

135

127

121

112

107

121

113
110

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

155

153

144

121

116

118

116

116

124

108

100
119

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

126

94

106

91

89

88

80

66

64

66

51
77

Total Midwest

180

168

140

146

123

130

122

122

134

134

117
113

Mobile Home

141

127

113

121

85

97

93

97

106

112

101
95

Single-Family Detached

191

176

153

164

136

143

135

138

152

150

132
124

Single-Family Attached

175

174

95

138

102

121

129

111

137

128

125
106

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

153

157

131

119

122

123

115

121

146

123

106
102

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

82

94

75

72

72

88

76

55

66

58

41
61

Total South

99

92

96

87

87

85

84

81

88

84

83
80

Mobile Home

80

76

74

64

59

54

64

61

69

69

66
66

Single-Family Detached

113

100

105

98

96

96

96

94

102

98

95
91

Single-Family Attached

93

116

116

78

104

84

63

57

89

70

80
72

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

72

66

74

62

68

65

64

56

50

58

49
57

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

44

54

59

50

56

55

55

43

42

41

42
47

Total West

110

100

84

87

81

85

78

78

76

75

70
77

Mobile Home

89

86

79

83

74

80

77

76

81

76

72
68

Single-Family Detached

129

115

98

103

95

102

92

91

93

92

88
93

Single-Family Attached

123

123

77

85

84

82

82

85

67

63

77
68

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

105

92

66

60

63

60

63

61

58

52

44
52

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

64

63

44

44

45

55

49

43

37

35

32
35

1. The Btu value of energy at the point it enters the home, building, or establishment, sometimes referred to as "delivered" energy.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Surveys, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987,1990, 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2005. 

            

 

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