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Commercial Building Stock Assessment

NEEA is very proud to publish the 2014 Commercial Building Stock Assessment (CBSA) final report and associated materials. 

The 2014 CBSA Final Report provides a high level summary of findings associated with the 2014 CBSA, a description of the process associated with incorporating stakeholder feedback on the operational plans, elements of possible energy efficiency opportunities revealed by the assessment data, and finally, recommendations for the region to consider in future stock assessments.

In additional to the report, the Appendix A - 2014 CBSA Building Characteristic Summary Tables provides nearly 80 pages of summary tables across a number of the components collected during building assessments, including general building information, energy use intensities (kilowatt-hour per square foot), lighting, HVAC equipment, building envelope, refrigeration, and other miscellaneous items. Summary statistics are primarily presented based on building types, with additional tables focused on building size (square footage), vintage (year built) and urban and rural location.

The Appendices B - N CBSA 2014 provide additional details related to the study methodology (including building type mapping between 2009 and 2014, sample design, and information associated with calculations used in the report).

Please note that an addendum to this study covering Hospitals and Universities will be provided as an update in February 2015, in addition to the underlying data being posted at that time.  This collective effort will inform power plan conservation targets and will have a profound effect on energy efficiency planning and programming around the region.

About the CBSA

The CBSA is a periodic regional study that provides a database of commercial building information for the Northwest (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). It is meant to be representative of the region's existing commercial building stoc, and provides site-specific information for 2,061 buildings as of the last update in 2009. The CBSA database includes more than 250 variables for each site including building type and functional use, building size, detailed information about building envelope, fenestration, lighting and HVAC equipment. The database also includes data and computations to better understand energy consumption in commercial buildings.

The CBSA project is led by NEEA in partnership with an advisory committee including BPA, NWPCC, ETO, and several utilities. The development of the CBSA research project and priorities is a collaborative process.NEEA makes the CBSA database available for public use as a service to the region. The files include all records and energy-relevant variables, but excludes contact-information, street address, and other proprietary information for buildings. Sites are identifiable only by a numeric code. Read  our Frequently Asked Questions about the assessment.

Presently, the CBSA database is housed in two Excel files, one from the original compilation which contains building data through 2001, and an update containing building data through 2007. The update added a number of records, and also updated data from a number of sites which existed in the original database. While each file provides a useful cross-section – or “snap-shot” – of commercial building stock in the region, users will need to download both to conduct any longitudinal analyses. As NEEA moves forward with the next update to the CBSA database, the vision is to incorporate all previous and new data into a single relational database.

Public Data Files

Download the 2007 CBSA Database

Suggested citation:

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2009. 2007 CBSA Database [Dataset]. Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Supporting documentation:

The Cadmus Group, Inc. 2009. Northwest Commercial Building Stock Assessment (Report No. 10-211). Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

By downloading this data, you are agreeing to include the below copyright and citations:

©2012 Copyright Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. All Rights Reserved.

NEEA grants to End User a limited license to use the data contained in the 2007 CBSA database subject to the following terms and conditions: Reproduction, incorporation in any derivative work, or distribution of all or any part of this data is prohibited without express acknowledgement of copyright ownership of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. End User must ensure that credit is attributed to Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance in any work derived, in whole or in part, from the data contained herein.

Download the 2001 CBSA Database

 

Suggested citation:

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2004. 2001 CBSA Database [Dataset]. Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Supporting documentation:

Kema-Xenergy Inc. 2004. Assessment of the Commercial Building Stock in the Pacific Northwest (Report No. 04-125). Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

By downloading this data, you are agreeing to include the below copyright and citations:

©2012 Copyright Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. All Rights Reserved.

NEEA grants to End User a limited license to use the data contained in the 2001 CBSA database subject to the following terms and conditions: Reproduction, incorporation in any derivative work, or distribution of all or any part of this data is prohibited without express acknowledgement of copyright ownership of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. End User must ensure that credit is attributed to Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance in any work derived, in whole or in part, from the data contained herein.

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Commercial Building Stock Assessment (CBSA) 2012-14

CBSA is a comprehensive assessment of energy efficiency that provides critical information about energy use in the Northwest’s commercial buildings. The CBSA database includes more than 250 variables for each site including building type and functional use, building size, detailed information about building envelope, fenestration, lighting and HVAC equipment.  The CBSA has a profound effect on energy efficiency planning and programming around the region.

Hear a webinar discussing CBSA results

View the final report

View previous data here

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Previous CBSA Reports

NEEA, with the support of the region's utilities, conducts the Commercial Building Stock Assessment (CBSA). The CBSA is a comprehensive assessment of energy efficiency in the Northwest’s commercial buildings. It provides critical information about regional energy use in commercial buildings.

Read the 2009 CBSA Report

View earlier CBSA Work

Read FAQs on the CBSA