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U.S. Residential Housing Primary Energy Intensity


Page Last Revised: July 2009


Table 7b. U.S. Residential Energy Intensity Using Primary Energy1 by Census Region and Type of Housing Unit 1978-2005
(Million Btu per Household Member)

Type of Housing Unit and Census Region

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1984

1987

1990

1993

1997

2001

2005

U.S. Total

72

68

63

63

59

61

63

63

66

66

64
66

Mobile Home

63

62

58

57

52

56

55

53

60

64

62
60

Single-Family Detached

75

70

65

64

60

63

66

67

71

71

70
71

Single-Family Attached

68

69

54

57

56

64

65

63

63

64

61
61

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

72

70

57

62

57

53

56

60

59

61

56
55

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

58

58

59

57

60

54

54

48

46

44

42
49

Total Northeast

74

69

65

65

60

63

67

64

65

68

65
69

Mobile Home

87

60

56

52

52

64

55

49

66

72

66
66

Single-Family Detached

78

73

65

64

60

66

72

71

75

75

75
78

Single-Family Attached

63

66

55

59

62

63

64

57

55

70

60
59

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

76

71

67

65

56

58

61

62

62

63

63
62

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

61

57

69

71

63

57

58

47

45

44

41
51

Total Midwest

80

77

68

74

64

70

70

72

77

76

72
75

Mobile Home

71

70

74

74

58

67

61

60

66

76

69
70

Single-Family Detached

82

77

71

77

65

72

72

74

81

79

77
77

Single-Family Attached

86

90

58

69

61

73

68

70

82

75

68
74

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

73

78

57

73

59

62

67

79

75

71

62
78

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

58

62

60

55

61

64

64

59

60

50

51
52

Total South

64

62

63

60

60

58

64

64

69

70

70
71

Mobile Home

53

56

56

50

47

47

52

46

57

62

60
63

Single-Family Detached

67

64

66

61

60

60

67

68

73

74

75
75

Single-Family Attached

66

60

60

54

55

67

73

64

73

68

75
66

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

60

57

53

60

64

51

51

53

51

58

57
55

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

48

55

59

57

65

51

57

53

56

50

52
55

Total West

71

64

74

51

51

52

50

50

49

50

46
50

Mobile Home

85

72

57

69

58

61

55

57

58

58

60
50

Single-Family Detached

72

64

53

53

53

56

52

52

54

54

52
55

Single-Family Attached

69

66

46

50

41

38

54

73

47

45

38
48

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

72

64

46

41

45

38

42

44

41

39

32
33

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

62

60

44

41

51

46

41

36

31

34

30
35

1. The amount of site consumption, plus losses that occur in the generation, transmission, and distribution of 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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