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U.S. commercial buildings were consuming less energy per square foot as of 2018, according to latest EIA data

September 28, 2022

EIA expects high prices for natural gas this winter as global consumption remains high and inventories low

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EIA expects a 2.4% increase in total U.S. electricity consumption in 2022

August 9, 2022

EIA statement on the Hourly Electric Grid Monitor

July 26, 2022

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EIA forecasts U.S. LNG exports will fall 6% from the first half of 2022 to the second half of the year, following Freeport outage

July 12, 2022

EIA statement on upcoming data releases-July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022

EIA releases state-level household energy characteristics data from the Residential Energy Consumption Survey

July 6, 2022

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EIA statement on upcoming data releases

June 27, 2022

EIA statement on data releases for the week of June 20, 2022

June 22, 2022

EIA expects continued high energy prices through 2023

June 7, 2022

EIA analysis shows California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

May 26, 2022

EIA expects increased U.S. crude oil production, with continued high petroleum prices in 2022

May 10, 2022

Statement on the April Short-Term Energy Outlook and annual Summer Fuels Outlook

April 12, 2022

Dr. Joseph DeCarolis joins EIA as new Administrator

April 11, 2022

EIA data show that by 2020, U.S. households had more efficient lighting, larger TVs, and more refrigerators

March 30, 2022

EIA statement on the factors leading to uncertainty in Short-Term Energy Outlooks

March 8, 2022

EIA projects U.S. energy consumption will grow through 2050, driven by economic growth

March 3, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: EIA leaders discuss Annual Energy Outlook 2022, projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050

March 2, 2022

EIA forecasts the Brent crude oil price will average nearly $88 per barrel for the first half of 2022

February 8, 2022

EIA expects annual U.S. crude oil production to surpass pre-pandemic levels in 2023

January 11, 2022

EIA status update—07/05/2022


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U.S. commercial buildings continued to increase their energy efficiency as of 2018

energy intensity and energy intensity of select fuels in U.S. commercial buildings by survey year
Data source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)

According to our recently released 2018 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), the total floorspace in commercial buildings has increased but energy consumption has not, compared with our last survey (2012 CBECS). This difference indicates that the consumption per square foot (energy intensity) has decreased, which means that its efficiency has likely increased.

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