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Demographics: Energy Use in the Commercial Market

In the United States, there are 4.6 million commercial establishments using approximately 5,820 trillion Btus of energy per year and spending $92.6 billion on their energy needs. Of these 4.6 million businesses, about 4 million or more than 85%, utilize some type of space heating. (Source: EIA, 2003 CBECS)

Space heating and space cooling consume 22% of the total energy used in commercial buildings, making the combination the largest commercial energy use attributable to a specific requirement. (Source: 2005 DOE-EERE)

Commercial Energy Use