Residential Energy Consumption Survey: Quality Profile Metadata

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  • Main Title Residential Energy Consumption Survey: Quality Profile


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: United States. Energy Information Administration. Office of Statistical Standards.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
    Additional Info: USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Statistical Standards


  • Creation: 1996-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) is a periodic national survey that provides timely information about energy consumption and expenditures of U.S. households and about energy-related characteristics of housing units. The survey was first conducted in 1978 as the National Interim Energy Consumption Survey (NIECS), and the 1979 survey was called the Household Screener Survey. From 1980 through 1982 RECS was conducted annually. The next RECS was fielded in 1984, and since then, the survey has been undertaken at 3-year intervals. The most recent RECS was conducted in 1993.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 190 p.


  • Keyword: Heating Systems
  • Keyword: Energy Consumption
  • Keyword: Expenditures
  • Keyword: Energy Sources
  • Keyword: Cooling Systems
  • Keyword: Lighting Systems
  • Keyword: Households
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning And Policy
  • Keyword: Appliances


  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96007098
  • Report No.: DOE/EIA--0555(96)/1
  • DOI: 10.2172/204219
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204219
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666723


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96007098