Table 1.17 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and number of floors
Primary Activity Floors Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 176.6 A 1.20 A
1 34.7 C 1.85 B
2 23.1 A 0.98 A
3 23.4 B 0.95 A
4 to 9 30.5 B 1.07 A
10 and more 64.9 C 1.26 A
Medical office building Total 10.5 A 1.09 A
1 2.5 C 1.15 A
2 3.0 B 0.94 A
3 0.7 B 0.83 A
4 to 9 3.2 B 1.33 A
10 and more F 1.07 A
Elementary or secondary school Total 64.4 A 0.77 A
1 19.7 A 0.68 A
2 23.1 A 0.84 A
3 19.7 B 0.80 A
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Nursing or residential care facility Total 39.1 B 1.56 A
1 6.9 C 1.87 A
2 X X X X
3 F 1.34 B
4 to 9 10.8 A 1.55 A
10 and more X X X X
Warehouse Total 55.0 A 0.66 A
1 25.2 A 0.65 A
2 23.8 B 0.61 A
3 F F
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Hotel or motel Total 26.5 C 1.35 A
1 F 0.66 B
2 F 1.07 B
3 F 1.40 B
4 to 9 8.6 B 1.40 A
10 and more F 1.55 B
Hospital Total 36.5 A 2.42 A
1 F 2.99 A
2 F 2.27 B
3 1.6 B 2.29 A
4 to 9 21.8 A 2.32 A
10 and more 8.8 C 2.70 A
Food or beverage store Total 82.7 A 2.82 A
1 58.0 A 3.44 A
2 17.6 B 2.31 A
3 5.2 C 1.25 A
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Non-food retail store Total 65.2 A 0.95 A
1 45.2 B 1.21 A
2 9.6 B 0.72 A
3 7.9 C 0.63 A
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Other* Total 285.8 A 1.01 A
1 75.1 A 0.94 A
2 93.9 A 1.02 A
3 56.4 C 0.99 B
4 to 9 52.8 A 1.09 A
10 and more 7.6 C 1.07 A
All building types Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
1 269.7 A 1.18 A
2 215.2 A 0.98 A
3 126.9 A 0.94 A
4 to 9 138.3 A 1.23 A
10 and more 92.2 B 1.33 A

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other commercial buildings. See Appendix C for more details.

Note:

Due to rounding, numbers may not add up to the total shown, and some numbers may differ from one table to the next.

Legend:

Quality indicators (Q.I.) classify each estimate according to its quality as follows: A–Excellent, B–Good, C–Acceptable, D–Use with caution, F–Too unreliable to be published and X–suppressed due to confidentiality.
x
Denotes undisclosed value for confidentiality reasons.