Commercial Building Size Is Rising

Commercial Building Size Is Rising

New commercial buildings are larger than they were a decade ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS). CBECS estimates there were 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S. in 2012, totaling 87 billion square feet of floor space. This level represents a 14 percent increase in the…