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Commercial Building Stock Assessment

The Commercial Building Stock Assessment (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 existing commercial building stock in the region, 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 (scheduled for release in 2014), the vision is to incorporate all previous and new data into a single relational database.

2012-2014 CBSA Results

 NEEA just completed the 2012-2014 CBSA, the largest commercial building data collection project conducted in the United States to date. Replay our recent 90-minure webinar featuring high-level results, trends and lessons learned here or view the slides recapping the results.

This collective effort will inform power plan conservation targets and will have a profound effect on energy efficiency planning and programming around the region.

 

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.

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 slides of the results

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