Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?
Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why?
The EIA recently released more results from its 2012 Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), in which it collected building characteristics data from more than 6,700 U.S. commercial buildings.
A commercial building, by the survey’s standards, includes “buildings [more]