2008 Buildings Energy Data Book is Now Available

September 30, 2008

The 2008 Buildings Energy Data Book is now available at http://buildingsdatabook.eere.energy.gov. The 2008 Buildings Energy Data Book was developed for use within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Data Book contains current buildings-related data and has served as a valuable resource in providing consistent, citable data in a single document.   

The new edition has been significantly reorganized and expanded.  Data is now organized in the following chapters:

  • Buildings Sector
  • Residential Sector
  • Commercial Sector
  • Federal Sector
  • Envelope and Equipment
  • Energy Supply
  • Energy Codes, Standards, and Laws
  • Water Data
  • Market Transformation  

New data sections include Embodied Energy of Building Assemblies, Multi-Family Housing, Office Buildings Markets and Companies, Retail Markets and Companies, Hospitals and Medical Facilities, Hotels/Motels, On-Site Wind Power, On-Site Power, Natural Gas Production and Distribution, and Public Benefits Funds/System Benefits Funds.  

Several big changes occurred with the latest edition. We finally joined the 21st century and published data in html. The Web site also includes annual data from 1980 through 2030. The print editions of the Data Book are still available for download, too.  

We strive to have pertinent and reliable energy data and ask for your assistance in keeping that data current.  Please forward any resources that should be incorporated in future updates to us at databook@drintl.com.