U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
February 27, 2017
Data from the 2015 RECS now available!
The housing characteristics data tables from the 2015 RECS are now available. The topics covered are: Fuels used and end uses; Structural and geographic characteristics; Space heating; Lighting; Appliances; Electronics; Air conditioning; Water heating; and Household demographics.
EIA expects to release an overview of the 2015 data, methodology report, and preliminary public use microdata file in April 2017. Square footage data are anticipated in summer 2017. Estimates of household energy consumption and expenditures are expected to be ready in 2018.
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January 17, 2017
2015 RECS data coming soon
The initial stage of data collection for the 2015 RECS —the Household Survey—has been completed and EIA is working to process the data. The housing characteristics data are expected to be released as follows:
Anticipated release schedule for housing characteristics data
|Data tables: Fuels used and end uses; Structural and geographic characteristics; Space heating; Lighting; Appliances; Electronics; Air conditioning; Water heating; and Household demographics||February 2017|
|Overview, methodology, and preliminary public use microdata||April 2017|
|Square footage data tables and microdata||June 2017|
The second stage of data collection—the Energy Supplier Survey (ESS)—is currently underway. After completion of the ESS, EIA will begin the End Use Modeling process to produce the estimates of household energy consumption and expenditures. These data are expected to be ready in 2018.
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