Let’s talk commercial energy consumption! Did you know? According to the 2008 Buildings Energy Data Book:
- The U.S. had 74.8 billion square feet of commercial floor space in 2006.
- Commercial buildings represented 18% of primary energy consumption in the U.S. and used 36% of the nation’s electricity in 2006.
- In 2006, $190.5 billion was spent on improvements and repairs to commercial buildings.
- As of 2003, 54% of commercial buildings were built in 1979 or before.