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Investigate some of the areas named in the CBECS data, available at eia.gov.
The 2012 CBECS microdata files now contain additional variables for energy consumption and expenditures, in total, by energy source, and by end use.
Energy Information Administration (EIA), which administers CBECS. EIA needs about $4 million per year to continue work on CBECS, and a $5 million funding reduction could result in suspending work on the Survey.
In response to this uncertainty, ASHRAE sent a letter to EIA encouraging the agency to allocate funds to CBECS to allow progress to continue on the Survey, regardless of Congress' ultimate funding decisions.
CBECS is part of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) which is under the DOE.
But what about CBECS? From the CBECS website (www.eia.gov/emeu/cbecs): The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S.
For the 2011 survey, EIA developed new methods, but with the survey grounded, the most recent CBECS data comes from 2003.
As of late June, the CBECS program remained suspended.
EIA is collecting comments from interested individuals and groups on the 2012 CBECS. A formal request for comments will soon appear in the Federal Register, however, interested individuals and groups are encouraged to email Joelle Michaels, CBECS survey manager (Joelle.Michaels@eia.gov), to request additional information before the announcement to give yourself more time to respond.
Buildings: How will the CBECS information affect how Buildings subscribers operate their buildings?
ASHRAE is helping lead a coalition of supporters to encourage Congress to provide funding that would enable work on the 2011 CBECS to be resumed.
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