Energy intensities of buildings in the services sector; floor area

Energy intensities of buildings in the services sector; floor area

Energy intensities services floor area Floor area Average consumption of natural gas (m3/m2) Average consumption of electricity (kWh/m2)
Retail with cooling 0 to 250 m2 18.7 231.8
Retail with cooling 250 to 500 m2 17.2 174.8
Retail with cooling 500 to 1 000 m2 13.7 243.6
Retail with cooling 1 000 to 2 500 m2 11.1 279.7
Retail with cooling 2 500 to 5 000 m2 7.3 201.8
Retail with cooling 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . .
Retail with cooling 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Retail without cooling 0 to 250 m2 17.0 105.2
Retail without cooling 250 to 500 m2 11.9 84.8
Retail without cooling 500 to 1 000 m2 8.8 70.6
Retail without cooling 1 000 to 2 500 m2 6.9 76.1
Retail without cooling 2 500 to 5 000 m2 6.2 70.0
Retail without cooling 5 000 to 10 000 m2 5.8 64.7
Retail without cooling 10 000 to 25 000 m2 6.4 74.1
Wholesale with cooling 0 to 250 m2 18.1 95.6
Wholesale with cooling 250 to 500 m2 12.3 83.8
Wholesale with cooling 500 to 1 000 m2 9.0 126.2
Wholesale with cooling 1 000 to 2 500 m2 8.2 178.9
Wholesale with cooling 2 500 to 5 000 m2 7.0 139.5
Wholesale with cooling 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . 173.8
Wholesale with cooling 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Wholesale without cooling 0 to 250 m2 16.6 64.9
Wholesale without cooling 250 to 500 m2 11.9 50.9
Wholesale without cooling 500 to 1 000 m2 8.9 46.1
Wholesale without cooling 1 000 to 2 500 m2 7.3 47.3
Wholesale without cooling 2 500 to 5 000 m2 6.7 50.0
Wholesale without cooling 5 000 to 10 000 m2 6.0 53.7
Wholesale without cooling 10 000 to 25 000 m2 6.6 69.8
Motor vehicle companies 0 to 250 m2 17.7 60.3
Motor vehicle companies 250 to 500 m2 11.0 44.2
Motor vehicle companies 500 to 1 000 m2 8.8 42.8
Motor vehicle companies 1 000 to 2 500 m2 8.5 46.9
Motor vehicle companies 2 500 to 5 000 m2 8.0 51.9
Motor vehicle companies 5 000 to 10 000 m2 7.6 52.7
Motor vehicle companies 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Motor vehicle repair services 0 to 250 m2 16.3 61.7
Motor vehicle repair services 250 to 500 m2 12.1 52.3
Motor vehicle repair services 500 to 1 000 m2 12.1 53.0
Motor vehicle repair services 1 000 to 2 500 m2 12.4 55.6
Motor vehicle repair services 2 500 to 5 000 m2 9.2 52.9
Motor vehicle repair services 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . .
Motor vehicle repair services 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: bar 0 to 250 m2 22.4 146.0
Food and Accommodation: bar 250 to 500 m2 17.4 117.5
Food and Accommodation: bar 500 to 1 000 m2 14.4 90.8
Food and Accommodation: bar 1 000 to 2 500 m2 10.9 73.2
Food and Accommodation: bar 2 500 to 5 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: bar 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: bar 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 0 to 250 m2 37.4 227.8
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 250 to 500 m2 33.1 184.2
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 500 to 1 000 m2 26.5 149.5
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 1 000 to 2 500 m2 21.3 127.3
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 2 500 to 5 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: restaurant 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 0 to 250 m2 38.1 265.3
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 250 to 500 m2 28.7 172.5
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 500 to 1 000 m2 24.3 201.5
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 1 000 to 2 500 m2 . 179.4
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 2 500 to 5 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 5 000 to 10 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: snackbar 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Food and Accommodation: hotel 0 to 250 m2 22.8 64.9
Food and Accommodation: hotel 250 to 500 m2 22.6 71.5
Food and Accommodation: hotel 500 to 1 000 m2 21.9 85.1
Food and Accommodation: hotel 1 000 to 2 500 m2 21.3 97.6
Food and Accommodation: hotel 2 500 to 5 000 m2 21.1 107.7
Food and Accommodation: hotel 5 000 to 10 000 m2 22.0 112.1
Food and Accommodation: hotel 10 000 to 25 000 m2 21.2 114.0
Office: public 0 to 250 m2 20.9 60.0
Office: public 250 to 500 m2 18.3 49.5
Office: public 500 to 1 000 m2 16.2 51.0
Office: public 1 000 to 2 500 m2 13.3 57.0
Office: public 2 500 to 5 000 m2 11.0 85.2
Office: public 5 000 to 10 000 m2 10.5 90.8
Office: public 10 000 to 25 000 m2 11.6 84.1
Office: other 0 to 250 m2 17.3 57.2
Office: other 250 to 500 m2 15.0 50.8
Office: other 500 to 1 000 m2 12.8 54.9
Office: other 1 000 to 2 500 m2 10.9 66.3
Office: other 2 500 to 5 000 m2 10.7 76.1
Office: other 5 000 to 10 000 m2 10.6 75.8
Office: other 10 000 to 25 000 m2 10.9 90.9
Education: primary 0 to 250 m2 16.6 38.6
Education: primary 250 to 500 m2 18.7 34.4
Education: primary 500 to 1 000 m2 15.1 29.8
Education: primary 1 000 to 2 500 m2 12.0 27.6
Education: primary 2 500 to 5 000 m2 7.9 25.5
Education: primary 5 000 to 10 000 m2 4.7 21.0
Education: primary 10 000 to 25 000 m2 . .
Education: secondary 0 to 250 m2 . .
Education: secondary 250 to 500 m2 . 36.3
Education: secondary 500 to 1 000 m2 18.2 40.6
Education: secondary 1 000 to 2 500 m2 14.8 40.0
Education: secondary 2 500 to 5 000 m2 11.8 43.4
Education: secondary 5 000 to 10 000 m2 10.1 41.7
Education: secondary 10 000 to 25 000 m2 7.5 33.4
Education: MBO 0 to 250 m2 . .
Education: MBO 250 to 500 m2 . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the average consumption of electricity and natural gas per m2 floor area for different types of buildings used in the services sector. Only data on electricity and gas delivered through the public grid are included. The consumption of natural gas has been corrected for temperature effects.

Energy intensities are often used to evaluate policies and for benchmarking.

Data are based on year 2012.

Status of the figures:
The status of the figures is definite.

Changes as of 30 January 2019:
The underlying codes of the classifications used in this table have been adjusted. These are now in line with the standard codes set by Statistics Netherlands.
The structure and data of the table are not adjusted.

Changes as of 11 March 2016:
No changes, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
Energy intensities do not change very quickly over time. Though gas intensities have been corrected for temperature, it is not possible to completely remove all temperature effects on gas intensities. To limit the effect of temperature on gas intensities, the energy intensities have been published for the year 2012. The year 2012 was an average year when looking to temperature.

Description topics

Average consumption of natural gas
Delivered natural gas via the public grid.

The grid of national natural gas distribution company Gas Transport Services (GTS), the grid of Zebragas and the regional distribution companies of natural gas.

Natural gas is gaseous fuel of natural origin mainly consisting of methane. This results from the same process that leads to the formation of crude oil. Natural gas is liquefied for transport over long distances by ship.
Average consumption of electricity
Delivered electricity via the public grid.

The grid of national electricity distribution company TenneT and the regional distribution companies of electricity.

Electricity is a flow of electrons used to light lamps or to operate washing machines. Electrons are elementary particles in an atom with a negative charge that flow by a potential difference.