The detailed microdata from the US Dept of Energy, Energy Information
Administration on the 2005 residential sector survey were used to generate
values similar to the EIA table US1, but with additional statistical breakout.
The methods of using floor area are confusing in the EIA results, and the public
use data provided results somewhat different than the published data, at least
to this user. So these results may offer an additional baseline comparison for
others using the public micro-data.
NOTE: if you accessed the RECS 2005 source data before 8-27-10, you should
download it again, as there were a few incorrect values (that also looked
incorrect because they were so low) in the previous file named "tableus1-SOURCE.pdf."