Household Energy Usage

House energy

Energy per Household

One SJCOG performance measure tracks average energy usage per household. The lack of sources tracking annual energy usage makes monitoring this indicator over time difficult. However, SJCOG’s Envision Tomorrow model (which takes existing and previous place conditions and analyzes community growth patterns) measures energy usage per household to better understand environmental impact, household budget, and building efficiency of San Joaquin County households. 

This graph shows annual residential energy use, per 1,000 BTU per unit, in 2015. It shows the most efficient housing types and energy categories: multifamily and single-family small units.

energy usage