Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) Files, Energy Consumption, 2005

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Provides national statistical survey data on the use of energy in residential housing units including physical housing unit types, appliances utilized, demographics, fuels, and other energy use information. This data set features a subset of the full RECS data set and includes data on energy consumption. To view the complete dataset, you may require specialized software on your computer that is designed for manipulating large files. The file might not open completely in Excel 2003 or earlier versions. The complete dataset can be downloaded at:

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Dataset Summary

  • Date Released: 1978
  • Date Updated: 2005
  • Time Period: Annual
  • Data Category Type: Raw Data Catalog
  • Frequency: Quadrennial
  • Specialized Data Category Designation: Statistical

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Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.