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Title: Commercial sector energy consumption: analysis and recommendations for data collection. Final report

Abstract

A study was performed to analyze and make recommendations in regard to alternative methods for collecting or estimating energy consumption data in the commercial sector. This task is the continuation of a previous effort that evaluated the current status of data collection procedures and estimating methodologies. These recommendations take the form of modifications of existing systems, formulation of new ones, or proposed modelling schemes. Among the considerations in making these recommendations were the goals of minimizing the burden on the data reporting sources, standardizing the uniformity and quality of data obtained, and funneling all the information to one, central, federally operated processing point. It was concluded that: data currently available on energy consumption in the commercial sector is incomplete, inconsistent, and inadequate for purposes of monitoring changes in consumption levels or impacts of conservation initiatives; data collected from gas and electric utilities is highly distorted due to misclassification of users; the first step in improving the quality of data on commercial energy consumption is by standardizing the classification of end users using a basic system; and the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System codes, already widely used, form the best existing system for developing uniform data. Among the recommendations made are:more » that all public and private utilities with electronic data processing maintain customer consumption and billing records by 4-digit SIC code, that data gathering for fuel oil and coal consumption be improved, and that energy consumption data be compiled for currently underdocumented industries such as restaurants and laundries. (LCL)« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Metrostudy Corp., Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6202935
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6202935
Report Number(s):
DOE/TIC-10596
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; DATA ACQUISITION; RECOMMENDATIONS; USA; NORTH AMERICA 320104* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Commercial & Industrial Buildings-- (-1987)

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Not Available. Commercial sector energy consumption: analysis and recommendations for data collection. Final report. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Not Available. Commercial sector energy consumption: analysis and recommendations for data collection. Final report. United States.
Not Available. Tue . "Commercial sector energy consumption: analysis and recommendations for data collection. Final report". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {A study was performed to analyze and make recommendations in regard to alternative methods for collecting or estimating energy consumption data in the commercial sector. This task is the continuation of a previous effort that evaluated the current status of data collection procedures and estimating methodologies. These recommendations take the form of modifications of existing systems, formulation of new ones, or proposed modelling schemes. Among the considerations in making these recommendations were the goals of minimizing the burden on the data reporting sources, standardizing the uniformity and quality of data obtained, and funneling all the information to one, central, federally operated processing point. It was concluded that: data currently available on energy consumption in the commercial sector is incomplete, inconsistent, and inadequate for purposes of monitoring changes in consumption levels or impacts of conservation initiatives; data collected from gas and electric utilities is highly distorted due to misclassification of users; the first step in improving the quality of data on commercial energy consumption is by standardizing the classification of end users using a basic system; and the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System codes, already widely used, form the best existing system for developing uniform data. Among the recommendations made are: that all public and private utilities with electronic data processing maintain customer consumption and billing records by 4-digit SIC code, that data gathering for fuel oil and coal consumption be improved, and that energy consumption data be compiled for currently underdocumented industries such as restaurants and laundries. (LCL)},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 1977},
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