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U.S. Residential Buildings Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy Intensity
Consumption


Page Last Revised: July 2009

Table 8c. U.S. Residential Energy Intensity Using Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy1 by Census Region and Type of Housing Unit, 1980-2005
(
Thousand Btu per Square Foot)

Type of Housing Unit and Census Region

1980

1981

1982

1984

1987

1990

1993

19972

2001
2005

U.S. Total

97

98

92

98

96

95

89

102

81
73

Mobile Home

173

160

151

161

164

157

159

160

153
139

Single-Family Detached

89

92

86

91

89

88

83

97

77
66

Single-Family Attached

89

81

88

90

86

95

88

101

71
72

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

131

120

113

114

118

121

114

137

93
122

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

133

126

125

133

130

115

104

104

99
114

Total Northeast

90

89

84

90

90

87

81

97

73
71

Mobile Home

164

159

185

174

178

161

149

149

145
125

Single-Family Detached

74

76

70

78

78

78

73

89

67
61

Single-Family Attached

90

75

88

85

87

82

80

109

69
69

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

130

123

111

112

112

124

103

134

79
124

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

164

150

152

159

143

107

109

112

98
130

Total Midwest

99

104

93

100

94

94

89

102

79
72

Mobile Home

196

187

165

183

185

170

171

196

169
142

Single-Family Detached

93

99

86

92

87

86

82

96

76
67

Single-Family Attached

102

99

103

87

73

98

84

106

67
64

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

140

121

116

119

127

126

141

163

105
115

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

130

141

131

145

142

118

121

114

93
111

Total South

108

103

104

106

108

107

103

114

92
77

Mobile Home

178

155

157

155

169

161

164

157

162
149

Single-Family Detached

101

99

98

100

101

102

97

112

86
68

Single-Family Attached

90

90

96

111

98

108

107

101

82
94

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

130

132

129

127

131

127

120

132

114
140

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

137

110

142

141

141

133

112

110

122
118

Total West

86

94

85

93

86

89

77

89

72
71

Mobile Home

153

149

120

146

126

133

140

150

128
121

Single-Family Detached

81

91

83

90

81

83

73

86

67
66

Single-Family Attached

80

77

77

64

80

105

72

85

63
64

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

118

101

99

102

103

101

103

96

87
107

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

85

99

80

97

96

101

79

86

82
91

1. The amount of site consumption, plus losses that occur in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy.
2. In the 1997 RECS the floor area of the housing unit was not measured. The heated floorspace was estimated using regression analysis
. Except for 1997, estimates include all the floor area of the housing unit that was enclosed from the weather.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Surveys 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005; National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tapes.

              

 

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