Building Energy Use Comparison

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Compare your electric and natural gas use per square foot with similar building types. Enter your yearly electric use (kWh), natural gas use (therms) and square footage and click the Show button.

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  • Bakery
  • Bowling Alley
  • Child Care
  • Clinic
  • Cold Storage
  • Community Center
  • Convenience Store
  • Data Center
  • Distribution
  • Fitness Center
  • Grocery
  • Group Home
  • Hotel
  • Laboratory
  • Library
  • Manufacturing
  • Nightclub
  • Office - Small
    less than 25,000 sq. ft.
  • Office - Medium
    25,000 to 50,000 sq. ft.
  • Office - Large
    more than 50,000 sq. ft.
  • Printing
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • School
  • TeleCom Gear
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Warehouse
  • Worship Facility
Please select a building type at left
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Do you want your data verified and normalized by MGE?

MGE can work with you to make sure your energy data is valid. We'll help you normalize your natural gas use for weather and determine the proper square footage of your building.

About this chart

  • Each bar represents one building
  • Comparison charts 2012 data from customers of Madison Gas and Electric in Madison, WI
  • All natural gas use for other buildings is normalized for weather
  • Therms and kWh are converted to kBtu to provide a consistent unit of measurement
    • 1 Therm = 100 kBtu
    • 1 kWh = 3.413 kBtu
  • Data is not statistically significant

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