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Webinar: 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) Housing Characteristics Webinar

Release Date: September 21, 2022

EIA's Office of Energy Demand and Integrated Statistics held a webinar to present highlights from the housing characteristics data from the 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) on September 14, 2022. Learn more about improvements to the 2020 RECS, including data on all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as an overview of key methodological information on our study design. The recording of the webinar includes a Q&A session with RECS Survey Manager Carolyn Hronis and members of the RECS team. The webinar presentation slides are also available.

Presentation: 2020 RECS Housing Characteristics Webinar September 14


2020 RECS Housing Characteristics Data: 2020 RECS state-level housing characteristics tables are now available

Release Date: July 6, 2022

The third set of 2020 RECS housing characteristics tables are now available. The third data release contains data highlights for housing characteristics at the state-level. This is the first time in program history that data have been released for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Previous 2020 RECS releases contained data for housing characteristics at the national, regional, and division level.

2020 RECS State data


2020 RECS Housing Characteristics: Public Use Microdata file and documentation are now available

Release Date: July 6, 2022

The preliminary public use microdata file for the 2020 RECS is now available. The file contains records of survey responses from more 18,500 households, the largest responding sample in program history. In addition to the data file, a codebook, and information on working with the RECS microdata can be found on the 2020 RECS microdata page (link). For more information on survey processes and methodology utilized for the 2020 RECS Household Survey, please refer to the detailed technical documentation.


Webinar: 2020 RECS Planning Webinar

Release Date: August 12, 2019

EIA’s household energy consumption experts held a discussion with stakeholders about the 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The presentation included an outline for the upcoming RECS, including the reintroduction of state-level estimates and anticipated changes to the Household Questionnaire. Annual Energy Outlook modeler Kevin Jarzomski provided insights on how the RECS data are used in EIA’s residential energy consumption projections. The webinar concluded with a Q&A period.

Presentation: RECS Webinar July 11


Webinar: Highlights from the 2015 RECS: energy consumption, expenditures and end-use modeling

Release Date: July 31, 2018

EIA's Office of Energy Consumption and Efficiency Statistics held a webinar reviewing consumption and expenditures data from the 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) on July 31, 2018. Learn more about new consumption and expenditures (C&E) data from the 2015 RECS and improvements to the methods used for modeling end-use consumption. The recording of the webinar includes a Q&A session with RECS Survey Manager Chip Berry and members of the RECS team. The webinar presentation slides are also available.

Presentation: RECS webinar slides


Webinar: Highlights from the 2015 RECS: household characteristics

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Staff from EIA hosted a RECS webinar to present highlights from the 2015 RECS Household Characteristics data, provide an overview of key methodological features of the study design, and conduct a tour of the RECS website. The webinar presentation slides are also available.

Presentation: RECS webinar slides


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Release Date: May 31, 2018

This report highlights findings from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2015 RECS, which collected information about energy characteristics from a representative sample of U.S. households.