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Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)

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2020 RECS Housing Characteristics Data: 2020 RECS Housing Characteristics tables are now available

Release Date: May 18, 2022

The second set of 2020 RECS housing characteristics tables are now available. The second data release contains data for fuels used, space heating, air conditioning, and water heating. The first characteristics tables were released in March and contained data for structural and geographic characteristics, appliances, electronics, lighting, household demographics, and household energy insecurity.

2020 RECS Housing Characteristics tables


Methodology Overview: 2020 RECS Household Characteristics Technical Documentation Brief

Release Date: March 30, 2022

This technical documentation brief will provide information on survey processes and methodology utilized for the 2020 RECS Household Survey. A more detailed technical summary will be released with the forthcoming public microdata file.

2020 RECS Household Characteristics Technical Documentation Brief


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.