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Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)

2012 CBECS Survey Data 2018 | 2012 | 2003 | 1999 | 1995 | 1992 |

Building Characteristics

A table of Relative Standard Errors (RSEs) is included as a worksheet tab in the Excel version of all building characteristics tables.

See the Guide to the 2012 CBECS Detailed Tables for more information.

See 1999 to 2012 CBECS Terminology for definitions specific to this survey cycle

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Summary tables  
Preliminary release date: March 4, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
Revised date: December 20, 2016
 
All tables (Tables B1-B46, 303 pages, 8.5 MB) PDF
Summary tables (Table B1-B2) PDF
Table B1. Summary table: total and means of floorspace, number of workers, and hours of operation PDF  XLS
Table B2. Summary table: total and medians of floorspace, number of workers, and hours of operation PDF  XLS
Geographic region  
Preliminary release date: March 4, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
 
Geographic region (Tables B3-B5) PDF
Table B3. Census region, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B4. Census region and division, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B5. Census region and division, floorspace PDF  XLS
Size and age  
Preliminary release date: March 4, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
 
Size and age (Tables B6-B10) PDF
Table B6. Building size, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B7. Building size, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B8. Year constructed, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B9. Year constructed, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B10. Number of floors, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Building activity  
Preliminary release date: March 4, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
 
Building activity (Tables B11-B14) PDF
Table B11. Selected principal building activity: part 1, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B12. Selected principal building activity: part 1, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B13. Selected principal building activity: part 2, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B14. Selected principal building activity: part 2, floorspace PDF  XLS
Building activity subcategory tables (Release date: December 20, 2016)
Table PBA1. Summary table: total and means of floorspace, number of workers, and hours of operation by building activity subcategories PDF  XLS
Table PBA2. Summary table: total and medians of floorspace, number of workers, hours of operation, and age of building by building activity subcategories PDF  XLS
2012 CBECS Building Activity Subcategory Examples and Definitions PDF
Employment and occupancy  
Preliminary release date: April 30, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
 
Employment and occupancy (Tables B15-B21) PDF
Table B15. Employment size category, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B16. Employment size category, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B17. Occupancy of nongovernment-owned and government-owned buildings, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B18. Occupancy of nongovernment-owned and government-owned buildings, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B19. Number of establishments in building, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B20. Number of establishments in building, floorspacePDF  XLS
Table B21. Multibuilding facilities, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Energy sources and end uses  
Preliminary release date: April 30, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
Energy sources and end uses (Tables B22-B33) PDF
Table B22. Energy sources, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B23. Energy sources, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B24. Energy end uses, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B25. Energy end uses, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B26. Space-heating energy sources, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B27. Space-heating energy sources, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B28. Primary space-heating energy sources, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B29. Primary space-heating energy sources, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B30. Cooling energy sources, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B31. Water-heating energy sources, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B32. Water-heating energy sources, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B33. Cooking energy sources, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Floorspace heated, cooled, and lit  
Preliminary release date: April 30, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
Floorspace heated, cooled, and lit (Tables B34-B37) PDF
Table B34. Percent of floorspace heated, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B35. Percent of floorspace cooled, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B36. Percent of floorspace lit when open, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B37. Heated, cooled and lit buildings, floorspace PDF  XLS
End-use equipment  
Preliminary release date: April 30, 2015
Release date: May 20, 2016
 
End-use equipment (Tables B38-B46) PDF
Table B38. Heating equipment, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B39. Heating equipment, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B40. Cooling equipment, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B41. Cooling equipment, floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B42. Water-heating equipment, number of buildings and floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B43. Lighting equipment, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B44. Lighting equipment floorspace PDF  XLS
Table B45. Refrigeration equipment, number of buildings PDF  XLS
Table B46. Refrigeration equipment, floorspace PDF  XLS

Questions about CBECS may be directed to:

Joelle Michaels
joelle.michaels@eia.gov
Survey Manager