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Release Date: September 27, 2012

Table 2.11 Commercial Buildings Electricity Consumption by End Use, 2003 (Trillion Btu)
Table 2.11  Commercial Buildings Electricity Consumption by End Use, 2003
                        (Trillion Btu)

End Use
Space
Heating

Cooling

Ventilation
Water
Heating

Lighting

Cooking

Refrigeration
Office
Equipment

Computers

Other 1

Total
All Buildings 167 481 436 88 1,340 24 381 69 156 418 3,559

Principal Building Activity
    Education
15 74 83 11 113 2 16 4 32 21 371
    Food Sales 6 12 7 Q 46 2 119 2 2 10 208
    Food Service 10 28 24 10 42 13 70 2 2 15 217
    Health Care 6 34 42 2 105 1 8 4 10 36 248
       Inpatient 3 25 38 2 76 1 4 2 7 21 178
       Outpatient 3 9 4 (s) 28 (s) 4 2 3 15 69
    Lodging 14 24 14 12 124 2 12 Q 6 24 235
    Mercantile 58 109 68 38 308 2 49 8 11 83 733
       Retail (Other Than Mall) 6 25 16 2 111 (s) 22 3 4 22 211
       Enclosed and Strip Malls 52 84 51 36 197 2 27 5 8 61 523
    Office 33 101 63 7 281 1 35 32 74 91 719
    Public Assembly 5 35 63 (s) 27 (s) 9 Q 3 23 167
    Public Order and Safety 2 8 10 3 18 (s) 3 1 2 10 57
    Religious Worship 3 11 5 (s) 17 (s) 6 (s) 1 18 62
    Service 6 15 24 (s) 63 Q 9 1 3 28 149
    Warehouse and Storage 5 13 20 2 132 Q 36 2 5 30 244
    Other 2 2 16 11 Q 59 Q 10 Q 5 22 133
    Vacant 1 2 1 Q 4 Q (s) Q (s) 7 15
1Examples of "other" include medical, electronic, and testing equipment; conveyors, wrappers, hoists,
and compactors; washers, disposals, dryers and cleaning equipment; escalators, elevators, dumb waiters,
and window washers; shop tools and electronic testing equipment; sign motors, time clocks, vending
machines, phone equipment, and sprinkler controls; scoreboards, fire alarms, intercoms, television sets,
radios, projectors, and door operators.
Notes:  -  Data are estimates for electricity consumption, excluding electrical system energy losses.
-  One kilowatthour = 3,412 Btu.
2Includes buildings that do not fit into any of the other named categories. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/.
(s)=Less than 0.5 trillion Btu. Q=Data withheld because either the relative standard error was greater
than 50 percent or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
Source:  U.S. Energy Information Administration, "Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey
2003," Table E3A.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)