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Table C17. Electricity consumption and conditional energy intensity by Census division (part 1), 2012

Released: May 2016

Total electricity
consumption
(billion kWh)
Total floorspace of
buildings using electricity
(million square feet)
Electricity
energy intensity
(kWh/square foot)
  New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
New
England
Middle
Atlantic
East
North
Central
All buildings 51 170 174 4,192 11,099 12,544 12.1 15.3 13.9
Building floorspace (square feet)                  
1,001 to 5,000 5 10 16 368 628 995 14.4 15.4 16.3
5,001 to 10,000 5 9 15 527 657 1,048 9.7 13.3 14.1
10,001 to 25,000 8 16 20 858 1,470 1,799 9.7 10.9 11.4
25,001 to 50,000 8 10 23 626 1,002 2,040 12.5 10.5 11.4
50,001 to 100,000 6 31 25 598 2,078 1,768 9.8 14.9 13.9
100,001 to 200,000 6 38 26 418 2,101 1,771 14.5 18.2 14.6
200,001 to 500,000 9 29 30 597 1,636 2,079 14.8 17.5 14.3
Over 500,000 Q 27 20 Q 1,526 1,042 Q 17.7 18.9
Principal building activity                  
Education 4 14 20 642 1,414 2,205 6.7 9.6 9.2
Food sales Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Food service Q 7 10 Q 162 217 Q 45.6 48.0
Health care 6 17 14 274 792 549 21.7 22.1 25.4
Inpatient 4 10 10 169 369 359 26.5 26.1 28.7
Outpatient Q 8 4 Q 423 190 Q 18.6 18.9
Lodging Q 10 10 Q 800 673 Q 12.9 14.5
Mercantile 6 21 30 458 1,186 1,488 13.3 17.5 20.0
Retail (other than mall) Q 9 13 Q 667 748 Q 12.9 17.6
Enclosed and strip malls Q 12 17 Q 518 740 Q 23.4 22.4
Office 9 55 38 738 2,965 2,430 11.6 18.5 15.8
Public assembly 4 9 16 350 603 1,196 11.5 15.6 13.2
Public order and safety Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Religious worship Q 3 3 Q 613 547 Q 5.5 5.1
Service 2 4 6 245 568 836 Q 6.4 7.7
Warehouse and storage 2 6 10 488 1,211 1,504 4.0 5.3 6.7
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Vacant Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Year constructed                  
Before 1920 5 7 4 674 904 585 7.9 7.8 6.6
1920 to 1945 3 18 13 404 1,525 1,354 7.7 11.8 9.4
1946 to 1959 4 14 14 349 1,233 1,149 10.3 11.1 12.2
1960 to 1969 6 23 18 481 1,748 1,481 12.0 13.3 12.1
1970 to 1979 9 28 33 473 1,427 1,841 18.8 20.0 17.7
1980 to 1989 6 21 26 554 1,159 1,614 10.7 17.8 16.1
1990 to 1999 5 34 25 476 1,539 1,904 11.3 22.3 13.3
2000 to 2003 5 11 18 337 637 1,090 16.2 17.7 16.7
2004 to 2007 Q 4 13 Q 243 860 Q 14.5 15.0
2008 to 2012 3 10 11 213 685 666 Q 13.9 16.7
Climate region1                  
Very cold/Cold 51 91 158 4,192 6,091 11,506 12.1 15.0 13.7
Mixed-humid N 79 Q N 5,008 Q N 15.7 Q
Mixed-dry/Hot-dry N N N N N N N N N
Hot-humid N N N N N N N N N
Marine N N N N N N N N N
Number of floors                  
One 12 45 72 1,011 2,682 4,898 12.1 16.9 14.7
Two 13 39 38 1,270 2,797 3,135 9.9 14.1 12.0
Three 10 20 19 953 1,456 1,708 10.8 13.8 11.1
Four to nine 11 38 31 767 2,613 2,036 14.6 14.7 15.3
Ten or more Q 27 15 Q 1,552 767 Q 17.1 19.2
Elevators and escalators
(more than one may apply)
                 
Any elevators 26 103 80 1,857 6,034 5,390 13.8 17.1 14.9
Number of elevators                  
One 9 25 26 944 1,616 2,252 9.5 15.2 11.6
Two to five 11 41 29 713 2,432 1,943 15.3 16.7 15.0
Six or more 6 38 25 200 1,986 1,195 28.7 18.9 20.9
Any escalators Q 14 13 Q 785 731 Q 18.1 17.2
Number of workers (main shift)                  
Fewer than 5 6 11 20 907 1,542 2,465 6.3 6.9 8.2
5 to 9 7 7 14 496 786 1,110 13.7 8.6 12.7
10 to 19 5 9 17 439 951 1,232 11.0 9.3 13.9
20 to 49 8 23 31 546 1,358 2,270 15.3 17.3 13.8
50 to 99 6 28 33 657 1,728 2,147 9.0 16.5 15.2
100 to 249 9 31 25 686 1,843 1,548 13.4 16.7 16.0
250 or more 10 61 34 460 2,892 1,771 21.2 21.1 19.4
Weekly operating hours                  
Fewer than 40 1 4 7 310 666 1,171 2.0 5.5 6.2
40 to 48 6 15 18 812 1,531 1,976 7.6 9.7 9.0
49 to 60 10 32 32 901 2,431 2,736 11.1 13.1 11.7
61 to 84 12 34 39 984 2,329 2,591 11.7 14.5 14.9
85 to 167 9 26 31 530 1,351 1,593 17.6 19.5 19.7
Open continuously 13 59 47 655 2,792 2,476 19.7 21.2 19.1
Ownership and occupancy                  
Nongovernment owned 40 134 136 3,204 8,466 9,315 12.5 15.8 14.6
Owner occupied 15 57 63 1,452 3,933 4,624 10.5 14.6 13.5
Leased to tenant(s) 16 59 53 1,111 3,305 3,303 14.7 17.9 16.0
Owner occupied and leased 9 17 20 604 1,182 1,246 14.3 14.6 16.3
Unoccupied Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Government owned 10 36 38 988 2,634 3,228 10.5 13.7 11.9
Federal Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
State Q Q 10 Q 948 780 Q 18.7 13.4
Local 7 16 24 752 1,461 2,243 9.3 11.1 10.8
Party responsible for operation
and maintenance of energy
systems
                 
Building owner 40 140 152 3,515 9,551 11,077 11.5 14.7 13.7
Business owner or tenant 7 27 20 528 1,286 1,205 13.9 20.8 16.2
Property management Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Provider of direct input on energy-
related equipment purchases
                 
Building owner 42 141 153 3,605 9,719 11,268 11.6 14.5 13.6
Business owner or tenant 6 23 15 429 965 917 13.1 23.5 16.7
Property management Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Number of establishments                  
One 29 102 104 2,676 6,767 8,124 10.7 15.1 12.8
2 to 5 13 34 47 916 2,389 2,890 13.7 14.2 16.1
6 to 10 Q 8 9 Q 611 583 Q 13.9 16.0
11 to 20 Q 11 7 Q 572 369 Q 18.6 18.9
More than 20 Q 14 8 Q 701 435 Q 20.3 17.4
Currently unoccupied Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Predominant exterior wall material                  
Brick, stone, or stucco 24 80 88 1,954 5,608 6,209 12.3 14.3 14.2
Concrete (block or poured) 9 47 42 615 2,959 2,899 14.9 16.0 14.4
Concrete panels Q 13 18 Q 632 1,146 Q 20.3 15.6
Siding or shingles 11 6 11 889 645 846 12.0 9.8 12.9
Metal panels 2 8 7 309 645 911 Q 12.5 7.5
Window glass Q 12 Q Q 419 Q Q 27.7 Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No one major type Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Predominant roof material                  
Metal surfacing 3 13 16 510 1,030 1,586 6.6 12.2 9.9
Synthetic or rubber 24 66 81 1,755 4,105 5,293 13.4 16.1 15.3
Built-up 9 55 38 655 3,056 2,840 13.5 18.0 13.5
Slate or tile shingles Q 6 3 Q 591 288 Q 9.9 11.2
Wooden materials (including
shingles)
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Asphalt, fiberglass, or
other shingles
12 22 30 850 1,780 2,173 13.5 12.5 13.8
Concrete Q 5 Q Q 288 Q Q 18.2 Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No one major type Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Roof characteristics                  
Roof tilt                  
Flat 31 133 114 2,128 7,867 7,403 14.5 16.9 15.4
Shallow pitch 9 20 38 966 1,456 3,061 9.0 13.9 12.3
Steeper pitch 11 17 23 1,099 1,776 2,080 10.0 9.3 11.0
Cool roof 9 46 42 742 2,636 2,545 11.9 17.5 16.5
Renovations in buildings
constructed before 2008
(more than one may apply)
                 
Any type of renovation 33 109 99 2,625 6,635 6,625 12.4 16.4 14.9
Addition or annex 10 28 40 815 1,759 2,501 12.0 15.9 15.9
Reduction in floorspace Q Q Q Q Q Q Q 24.8 Q
Roof replacement 18 65 51 1,388 4,069 3,256 12.7 15.9 15.7
Exterior wall replacement 4 7 10 264 646 603 15.0 10.5 16.1
Interior wall reconfiguration 17 63 55 1,431 3,589 3,557 11.9 17.5 15.5
Window replacement 13 29 24 1,095 2,308 2,026 11.6 12.4 11.9
HVAC equipment upgrade 22 85 66 1,570 4,908 4,572 13.8 17.3 14.4
Lighting upgrade 23 69 60 1,666 4,343 4,113 13.7 15.8 14.7
Electrical upgrade 15 47 37 1,172 2,796 2,623 12.9 16.7 14.2
Plumbing system upgrade 12 40 33 1,023 2,355 2,292 12.0 17.2 14.5
Insulation upgrade 8 18 17 581 1,168 1,266 13.6 15.5 13.7
Fire, safety, or security upgrade 17 54 43 1,368 3,234 2,611 12.2 16.7 16.3
Structural upgrade 5 4 9 300 432 626 16.0 9.5 14.2
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
No renovations 15 51 64 1,355 3,779 5,252 11.3 13.5 12.2
Buildings constructed 2008 or later 3 10 11 213 685 666 Q 13.9 16.7
Energy sources
(more than one may apply)
                 
Electricity 51 170 174 4,192 11,099 12,544 12.1 15.3 13.9
Natural gas 30 142 151 2,241 8,827 10,790 13.5 16.1 14.0
Fuel oil 25 71 51 1,866 4,213 2,619 13.3 16.7 19.6
District heat 6 31 8 Q 1,628 574 17.3 19.0 14.5
District chilled water Q Q 7 Q 656 420 Q 29.0 17.8
Propane 11 13 13 857 885 829 12.7 14.4 15.6
Other 4 8 5 392 686 532 9.6 11.4 10.1
Space-heating energy sources                  
Electricity 28 87 90 1,848 5,428 5,687 15.2 15.9 15.7
Electricity main 8 32 31 468 1,720 1,702 17.1 18.9 17.9
Electricity secondary 20 54 59 1,380 3,708 3,985 14.5 14.6 14.8
Other excluding electricity 22 81 84 2,237 5,531 6,553 9.8 14.7 12.8
Buildings without heating Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Primary space-heating
energy source
                 
Electricity 8 32 31 468 1,720 1,702 17.1 18.9 17.9
Natural gas 23 96 130 1,811 6,555 9,587 12.8 14.7 13.6
Fuel oil 10 7 Q 1,099 889 Q 8.9 7.9 Q
District heat 6 30 8 Q 1,601 532 17.3 19.0 14.4
Propane 2 Q Q 204 Q Q 8.9 Q Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Cooling energy sources                  
Electricity 45 152 168 3,317 9,986 11,474 13.5 15.2 14.7
Other excluding electricity Q Q Q Q Q Q Q 29.6 Q
Buildings without cooling 3 3 4 Q 632 869 4.3 5.5 4.1
Water-heating energy sources                  
Electricity 24 73 74 1,939 4,622 4,914 12.3 15.7 15.2
Other excluding electricity 26 95 98 1,976 6,096 7,168 13.1 15.6 13.7
Buildings without water heating 1 Q 2 277 382 462 2.5 4.5 4.1
Cooking energy sources                  
Electricity 17 63 66 1,143 3,534 4,211 15.0 17.7 15.7
Other excluding electricity 12 47 29 910 2,591 1,965 13.3 18.2 14.5
Buildings without cooking 21 60 80 2,139 4,975 6,368 10.0 12.1 12.5
Energy end uses
(more than one may apply)
                 
Buildings with space heating 50 168 173 4,085 10,959 12,240 12.2 15.3 14.2
Buildings with cooling 47 166 171 3,482 10,467 11,675 13.6 15.9 14.6
Buildings with water heating 50 168 173 3,915 10,718 12,082 12.7 15.7 14.3
Buildings with cooking 29 110 95 2,053 6,124 6,175 14.2 17.9 15.3
Buildings with manufacturing 6 9 8 391 669 807 14.3 14.0 10.4
Buildings with electricity
generation
24 88 63 1,456 4,767 3,912 16.3 18.5 16.2
Percent of floorspace heated                  
Not heated Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
1 to 50 2 7 7 Q 757 734 Q 9.6 9.9
51 to 99 13 30 22 805 2,064 1,545 15.7 14.5 14.3
100 35 130 144 2,906 8,138 9,961 12.2 16.0 14.5
Percent of floorspace cooled                  
Not cooled 3 3 4 Q 632 869 4.3 5.5 4.1
1 to 50 7 19 33 1,019 2,539 3,289 7.4 7.3 10.1
51 to 99 21 69 53 1,323 3,758 3,408 15.6 18.3 15.6
100 19 79 85 1,141 4,170 4,977 17.0 18.9 17.0
Percent lit when open                  
Zero N Q Q N Q Q N Q Q
1 to 50 4 9 19 677 1,420 1,840 6.5 6.5 10.6
51 to 99 27 64 81 2,099 4,189 5,616 12.8 15.2 14.5
100 19 97 73 1,286 5,384 4,794 14.8 18.0 15.3
Building never open/electricity
not used
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Percent lit during off hours                  
Zero 10 26 29 1,396 2,481 3,411 7.3 10.6 8.5
1 to 50 34 96 120 2,499 6,801 7,930 13.4 14.1 15.2
51 to 100 7 38 13 287 1,514 719 22.7 25.2 18.4
Building always open with
no "off hours"
Q 9 12 Q 303 484 Q 30.1 24.8
Electricity not used N N N N N N N N N
Heating equipment
(more than one may apply)
                 
Heat pumps 6 15 11 400 998 632 15.1 15.3 17.2
Furnaces 4 10 21 323 922 1,756 13.8 11.1 11.9
Individual space heaters 18 53 47 1,529 3,389 3,668 11.8 15.7 12.7
District heat 6 31 8 Q 1,628 574 17.3 19.0 14.5
Boilers 20 68 72 1,818 4,624 5,083 10.9 14.6 14.3
Packaged heating units 25 85 111 1,769 5,417 7,347 13.9 15.8 15.1
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Cooling equipment
(more than one may apply)
                 
Residential-type central air
conditioners
6 17 31 451 1,244 2,854 13.6 13.7 10.8
Heat pumps 5 16 11 388 1,103 604 14.1 14.6 17.6
Individual air conditioners 13 33 27 1,035 2,810 1,806 13.0 11.8 15.2
District chilled water Q Q 7 Q 656 420 Q 29.0 17.8
Central chillers 13 51 57 783 2,706 3,484 16.0 18.8 16.5
Packaged air conditioning units 26 106 107 2,062 6,635 6,839 12.8 16.0 15.6
Swamp coolers Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Main equipment replaced since
1990 (more than one may apply)
                 
Heating 19 50 65 1,646 3,709 4,404 11.6 13.5 14.8
Cooling 20 67 66 1,516 4,798 4,620 13.5 13.9 14.2
Water-heating equipment                  
Centralized system 30 107 110 2,487 6,641 7,606 11.9 16.1 14.5
Distributed system 7 23 20 586 1,797 1,671 11.7 12.7 11.8
Combination of centralized and
distributed system
13 38 42 843 2,279 2,804 15.8 16.9 15.2
Lighting equipment types
(more than one may apply)
                 
Incandescent 24 94 96 2,046 5,520 6,180 11.7 17.0 15.5
Standard fluorescent 48 166 171 3,771 10,702 11,880 12.8 15.5 14.4
Compact fluorescent 39 135 126 2,886 7,886 8,336 13.7 17.1 15.1
High-intensity discharge (HID) 15 61 64 1,161 3,349 4,102 12.9 18.2 15.7
Halogen 22 57 78 1,494 3,774 4,590 14.5 15.0 17.0
LED 23 67 66 1,363 3,388 3,759 17.1 19.7 17.6
Other Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Refrigeration equipment
(more than one may apply)
                 
Any refrigeration 46 160 163 3,568 10,044 11,374 13.0 16.0 14.3
Walk-in units 28 96 82 1,424 4,445 4,481 19.3 21.7 18.3
Cases or cabinets 28 93 85 1,524 4,542 4,820 18.1 20.5 17.7
Large cold storage areas Q 10 13 Q 430 695 Q 23.7 18.3
Commercial ice makers 24 91 87 1,240 4,333 4,666 19.5 21.1 18.7
Residential-type or compact units 40 129 136 3,081 8,354 9,850 12.8 15.5 13.8
Vending machines 29 116 105 1,902 6,546 6,685 15.2 17.6 15.7
No refrigeration 4 9 12 624 1,055 1,170 6.8 8.9 10.0
Office equipment
(more than one may apply)
                 
Desktop computers 47 162 166 3,686 10,430 11,561 12.8 15.6 14.4
With flat screen monitors 47 162 165 3,645 10,310 11,436 12.9 15.7 14.4
With multiple monitors 18 75 70 1,158 4,132 4,244 15.9 18.2 16.4
Laptop computers 42 137 137 3,093 8,681 9,507 13.5 15.8 14.4
Dedicated servers 34 128 123 2,511 7,575 7,894 13.4 16.9 15.6
Laser printers 35 127 123 2,696 7,622 8,535 12.9 16.7 14.4
Inkjet printers 24 64 74 1,899 4,660 5,161 12.6 13.8 14.3
FAX machines 41 148 145 3,164 9,569 9,955 12.9 15.5 14.6
Photocopiers 38 140 130 2,989 8,665 9,111 12.5 16.2 14.3
Number of desktop computers                  
None 3 Q 8 Q 669 983 Q Q 8.3
1 to 4 9 16 28 846 1,611 2,283 11.2 10.0 12.1
5 to 9 Q 17 19 Q 1,142 1,390 Q 15.0 14.0
10 to 19 6 17 17 494 1,150 1,304 12.1 14.4 13.2
20 to 49 9 22 28 717 1,610 1,633 12.6 13.8 17.1
50 to 99 6 15 22 430 936 1,532 13.4 15.6 14.6
100 to 249 6 34 19 432 1,870 1,569 13.4 17.9 11.9
250 or more 9 42 33 518 2,110 1,850 16.7 20.1 17.9
Number of laptop computers                  
None 9 32 38 1,099 2,418 3,037 8.0 13.4 12.4
1 to 4 12 26 42 1,083 2,267 3,260 11.0 11.4 12.9
5 to 9 5 20 17 323 1,082 1,063 16.8 18.5 16.5
10 to 19 8 14 14 521 979 1,060 15.0 14.0 13.4
20 to 49 4 18 19 348 1,123 1,384 11.0 16.2 13.9
50 to 99 4 13 15 242 976 978 18.1 12.8 15.5
100 to 249 3 21 11 346 1,068 711 9.2 20.0 15.9
250 or more Q 26 17 Q 1,185 1,051 Q 21.7 16.6
Number of dedicated servers                  
None 17 42 51 1,681 3,524 4,650 10.0 11.8 11.0
1 to 4 19 64 75 1,582 4,611 5,055 11.8 13.8 14.8
5 to 9 4 14 15 338 755 931 11.0 19.1 16.4
10 to 19 6 19 10 340 777 663 18.7 24.5 14.8
20 to 49 Q 10 11 Q 566 714 Q 16.9 16.0
50 or more Q 22 12 Q 867 530 Q 24.9 22.5
Number of photocopiers                  
None 13 30 44 1,203 2,434 3,432 10.8 12.2 12.9
One 10 21 32 912 1,692 2,726 11.2 12.4 11.6
2 to 4 10 33 43 1,017 2,564 3,003 9.8 13.0 14.3
5 to 9 8 27 23 599 1,347 1,644 13.7 19.8 13.9
10 or more 9 59 32 461 3,062 1,739 19.7 19.2 18.7
Number of TVs or video displays                  
None 13 27 31 1,403 2,408 3,032 9.3 11.1 10.3
One 5 12 19 435 981 1,485 11.6 12.2 13.0
2 to 4 10 25 39 833 2,097 2,889 12.4 12.2 13.6
5 to 9 5 28 12 441 1,383 839 11.2 20.0 14.9
10 to 19 6 28 21 391 1,408 1,134 14.7 19.7 18.9
20 to 49 4 20 17 375 1,069 1,198 11.4 18.3 14.3
50 to 99 Q 5 11 Q 270 783 Q 16.9 14.7
100 or more 5 26 22 202 1,483 1,184 23.6 17.7 18.7
Food preparation or serving areas
in non-food service buildings
(more than one may apply)
                 
Snack bar or concession stand Q 31 26 Q 1,710 1,632 Q 18.0 16.0
Fast food or small restaurant 6 31 27 335 1,416 1,299 17.8 21.6 20.7
Cafeteria or large restaurant 11 52 34 829 2,756 2,452 13.1 18.7 13.9
Commercial kitchen/
food preparation area
12 46 43 915 2,339 2,960 13.4 19.5 14.5
Small kitchen area 10 30 30 776 2,329 2,282 13.4 12.9 13.0
Separate computer areas
(more than one may apply)
                 
Data center or server farm 11 43 34 491 1,887 1,743 21.6 22.8 19.3
Computer-based training room 9 42 43 747 2,594 2,728 11.4 16.3 15.9
Student or public computer center 8 24 24 834 1,877 2,236 9.1 12.9 10.9
HVAC conservation features
(more than one may apply)
                 
Economizer cycle 23 102 89 1,412 5,498 5,550 16.4 18.6 16.0
Regular HVAC maintenance 44 159 159 3,324 9,658 10,660 13.3 16.5 15.0
Building automation system (BAS)2 28 98 94 1,734 5,199 5,646 16.1 18.9 16.7
Window and interior lighting
features (more than one may
apply)
                 
Multipaned windows 43 127 145 3,387 8,002 10,013 12.8 15.9 14.5
Tinted window glass 21 88 99 1,420 4,888 6,262 14.8 18.0 15.8
Reflective window glass 8 35 44 495 1,849 2,627 17.1 19.0 16.8
External overhangs or awnings 14 66 72 1,106 3,183 4,169 13.1 20.8 17.2
Skylights or atriums 17 47 40 1,376 2,658 2,815 12.2 17.6 14.4
Light scheduling 22 84 80 1,454 4,384 5,033 15.3 19.2 15.9
Occupancy sensors 33 91 92 2,302 5,430 5,927 14.3 16.8 15.6
Multi-level lighting or dimming 12 33 40 663 1,672 2,275 17.4 19.5 17.7
Daylight harvesting 5 13 20 303 729 1,147 15.4 18.3 17.6
Demand responsive lighting Q 7 9 Q 448 506 Q 16.4 17.4
Building automation system (BAS) for lighting2 11 36 31 526 1,633 1,680 20.1 22.1 18.2
Equipment usage reduced when
building not in full use
(more than one may apply)
                 
Heating 37 136 132 3,310 8,975 9,790 11.2 15.2 13.5
Cooling 37 131 127 2,931 8,520 9,321 12.5 15.4 13.7
Lighting 49 151 159 3,987 10,272 11,570 12.4 14.7 13.7
Annual consumption
(kilowatthours)
                 
10,000 or less 0 0 1 Q 292 445 1.2 1.1 1.5
10,001 to 50,000 2 5 7 622 1,196 1,538 3.8 4.1 4.5
50,001 to 100,000 3 5 8 330 631 1,092 8.8 8.2 7.5
100,001 to 500,000 15 25 34 1,192 2,154 2,829 12.3 11.6 12.1
500,001 to 1,000,000 6 17 26 420 1,385 1,483 15.1 12.3 17.4
1,000,001 to 5,000,000 15 54 60 1,022 3,048 3,493 14.2 17.6 17.3
Over 5,000,000 9 64 38 340 2,393 1,664 27.7 26.6 23.0
   
1These climate regions were created by the Building America program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
2In earlier CBECS publications, BAS was referred to as Energy Management and Control System (EMCS).
Q = Data withheld either because the Relative Standard Error (RSE) was greater than 50 percent or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
N = No cases in reporting sample.
Notes: •Because of rounding, data may not sum to totals. • See the
Guide to the 2012 CBECS Detailed Tables or CBECS Terminology for definitions of terms used in these tables and/or comparison of differences with prior CBECS tables. Both references can be accessed from http://www.eia.gov/consumption/commercial/data/2012/ • Site electricity is the amount of electricity delivered to commercial builidngs. Primary electricity, which is not included in the Total of major fuelscategory, is site electricity plus the conversion losses in the generation, transmission, and distribution processes. • Statistics for the Energy end uses category represent total consumption in buildings that have the end use, not consumption specifically for that particular end use. • HVAC = Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Statistics, Forms EIA-871A and E of the 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey.