Table 1.18 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and number of hours of operation
Primary activity Hours of operation Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 176.6 A 1.20 A
36 or less F 1.51 C
37 to 48 42.6 B 1.05 A
49 to 72 75.4 B 1.12 A
73 to 96 14.6 C 1.28 A
97 to 120 F F
121 to 168 24.2 C 1.38 A
Medical office building Total 10.5 A 1.09 A
36 or less X X X X
37 to 48 1.6 B 0.85 A
49 to 72 3.8 B 0.99 A
73 to 96 2.6 C 1.13 A
97 to 120 X X X X
121 to 168 1.3 C 1.89 A
Elementary or secondary school Total 64.4 A 0.77 A
36 or less 6.3 C 0.82 A
37 to 48 21.1 A 0.76 A
49 to 72 23.0 B 0.77 A
73 to 96 9.9 A 0.73 A
97 to 120 1.5 C 0.79 A
121 to 168 F 0.89 A
Nursing or residential care facility Total 39.1 B 1.56 A
36 or less X X X X
37 to 48 X X X X
49 to 72 X X X X
73 to 96 X X X X
97 to 120 X X X X
121 to 168 38.7 B 1.57 A
Warehouse Total 55.0 A 0.66 A
36 or less F 0.73 C
37 to 48 12.2 B 0.82 A
49 to 72 15.8 B 0.48 A
73 to 96 F 0.67 A
97 to 120 F 0.63 C
121 to 168 14.9 C 0.89 B
Hotel or motel Total 26.5 C 1.35 A
36 or less X X X X
37 to 48 X X X X
49 to 72 X X X X
73 to 96 X X X X
97 to 120 F 1.11 B
121 to 168 25.2 C 1.35 A
Hospital Total 36.5 A 2.42 A
36 or less X X X X
37 to 48 F 1.69 A
49 to 72 X X X X
73 to 96 X X X X
97 to 120 X X X X
121 to 168 36.3 A 2.43 A
Food or beverage store Total 82.7 A 2.82 A
36 or less X X X X
37 to 48 X X X X
49 to 72 6.1 B 2.35 A
73 to 96 26.1 B 3.41 A
97 to 120 28.3 B 2.91 A
121 to 168 21.4 C 2.47 A
Non-food retail store Total 65.2 A 0.95 A
36 or less F 0.40 A
37 to 48 6.2 A 0.64 A
49 to 72 27.9 B 0.98 A
73 to 96 F 0.87 B
97 to 120 11.0 C 1.37 B
121 to 168 F 1.40 A
Other* Total 285.8 A 1.01 A
36 or less 13.0 A 0.78 A
37 to 48 43.9 B 0.83 A
49 to 72 54.7 A 0.80 A
73 to 96 52.8 A 1.16 A
97 to 120 43.2 B 1.54 A
121 to 168 78.1 B 1.07 A
All building types Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
36 or less 26.8 A 0.84 A
37 to 48 128.4 A 0.87 A
49 to 72 207.0 A 0.88 A
73 to 96 129.2 A 1.18 A
97 to 120 104.5 A 1.67 A
121 to 168 246.3 A 1.37 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.