EIA 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) Household Charateristics Data Released

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) Household Characteristics data.  The housing characteristics data set provides national and regional information on housing types, household demographics, and features related to household energy consumption including fuels used, housing structures, appliances, electronics, and heating, cooling, and water heating equipment.

The 2015 RECS illuminates the variability and trends in household energy use across the nation’s more than 118 million homes, apartments, and mobile homes. The survey captured over 200 energy-related items from more than 5,600 households and included questions covering new technologies, such as smart thermostats, LED lighting, and tablets. Additional household-level data is scheduled for release in April and the 2015 RECS Consumption and Expeditures estimates will be released starting in early 2018. Additional information is available in an EIA article.