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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 Hospitals and Universities Addendum, made available in February 2015, provides analysis of those building types. This analysis was done separately from the main CBSA report due to the unique characteristics Hospitals and Universities. The underlying data is provided within the CBSA Public files available for download on this page.

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).

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 stock. 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, NPCC, ETO, and several utilities. The development of the CBSA research project and priorities is a collaborative process. NEEA makes the CBSA data 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 data is housed in various files grouped by the report version. The 2014 CBSA data includes three Excel summary files, with included data dictionaries, and an Access database with more detailed information. It is anticipated that the summary files will work for most analyses. Also included is an Excel file with a full data dictionary for the detailed tables within the Access database.

The previous versions of CBSA (2001 and 2007) are 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 2007 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. The 2014 effort used an entirely different sampling frame and does not allow for further longitudinal analysis. The 2014 sample frame, while not longitudinal, provides for a richer view of the region’s commercial building stock. 

Public Data Files

2014 CBSA Data 

Download the CBSA Public Site Summary Table (Excel file – includes data dictionary tab)

Download the CBSA Public Detailed Lighting Table (Excel file – includes data dictionary tab)

Download the CBSA Public Detailed HVAC Table (Excel file – includes data dictionary tab)

Download the 2014 Detailed CBSA Database(Access file)

Download the 2014 CBSA Public Full DB Data Dictionary  (Excel file)

The data are provided as-is; further documentation is provided in the methodology section of the report (report p. 8 – p. 19 of the document) as well as in the data dictionaries provided above. Use of these files assumes some knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

The names and/or addresses of individual respondents, or any other individually identifiable data that could be specifically linked to an individual sample building or building respondent, are seen only by employees of NEEA, its survey contractor, and NEEA-approved agents. The data are kept secure and confidential at all times in order to maintain the anonymity of the CBSA participants.

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

©2014 Copyright Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. All Rights Reserved.

Suggested citation: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2014. 2014 CBSA Database [Dataset]. Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Supporting documentation: Navigant Consulting. 2014. Northwest Commercial Building Stock Assessment: Final Report. Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

NEEA grants to End User a limited license to use the data contained in the 2014 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.

 

2007 CBSA Data

Download the 2007 CBSA Data 

Suggested citation: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2009. 2007 CBSA Data [Dataset]. Portland, OR: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Supporting documentation: The Cadmus Group, Inc. 2009. Northwest Commercial Building Stock AssessmentPortland, 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 data 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.

  

2001 CBSA Data

Download the 2001 CBSA Data 

Suggested citation: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 2004. 2001 CBSA Data [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.

Resource Spotlight

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

Resource Spotlight

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