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U.S. Residential Housing Weather Adjusted Site Energy
Intensity


Page Last Revised: July 2009


Table 6a. U.S. Residential Energy Intensity Using Weather-Adjusted Site Energy1 by Census Region and Type of Housing Unit, 1978-2005
(Million Btu per Household)


Type of Housing Unit and Census Region 

 

1978

1980

1981

1982

1984

1987

1990

1993

1997

2001
2005

U.S. Total

128 110 114 100 105 104 104 100 99 95 95

Mobile Home

88 82 80 71 73 79 83 79 78 78 71

Single-Family Detached

143 120 126 109 117 118 121 116 115 112 109

Single-Family Attached

130 114 107 107 111 102 93 93 93 104 89

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

121 106 108 95 97 96 101 96 90 81 85

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

76 74 76 71 71 66 53 50 48 42 54

Total Northeast

154 131 134 118 126 126 132 118 119 111 120

Mobile Home

95 94 106 86 89 89 97 91 85 93 77

Single-Family Detached

181 141 152 131 145 152 157 148 140 141 142

Single-Family Attached

137 130 127 131 128 122 123 104 119 119 108

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

143 135 129 110 119 118 127 120 106 105 117

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

117 108 105 93 89 81 71 63 65 52 75

Total Midwest

167 135 150 119 129 131 131 129 132 122 115

Mobile Home

131 107 111 85 96 98 104 103 110 105 96

Single-Family Detached

177 148 167 132 142 145 148 146 148 138 125

Single-Family Attached

163 95 131 100 120 138 119 132 126 131 108

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

142 121 131 120 123 124 131 140 121 111 103

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

76 72 76 70 88 81 58 64 58 43 62

Total South

91 92 86 89 86 84 87 85 83 84 80

Mobile Home

73 75 63 58 54 64 67 67 69 67 66

Single-Family Detached

104 101 95 96 97 96 103 99 97 97 91

Single-Family Attached

86 112 73 108 86 63 61 86 69 82 72

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

67 68 69 76 66 64 60 48 57 50 57

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

42 56 58 63 55 55 45 41 41 43 47

Total West

102 84 90 77 84 80 79 72 73 71 79

Mobile Home

83 78 86 71 80 79 77 76 74 72 69

Single-Family Detached

120 96 103 88 101 94 92 88 90 88 95

Single-Family Attached

114 79 87 76 82 84 86 64 62 77 69

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

97 70 64 63 59 64 61 55 51 45 53

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

59 51 54 51 54 50 43 35 35 32 36

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, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tapes.

 

 

 

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