Table 1.19 – Building characteristics by primary activity and type of renovation
Primary activity Type of renovation Floor space Share of total floor space
(millions of m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 147.5 A  
No renovation 57.5 A 39.0%
Any type of renovation 90.0 B 61.0%
Space heating 59.1 C 40.1%
Space cooling 38.6 A 26.2%
Lighting 48.7 A 33.0%
Windows / insulation 24.2 B 16.4%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 30.3 B 20.6%
Medical office building Total 9.6 A  
No renovation 3.7 A 38.6%
Any type of renovation 5.9 A 61.4%
Space heating 2.5 B 26.3%
Space cooling 2.1 C 21.8%
Lighting 3.4 B 35.2%
Windows / insulation F
Additions / reductions F
Other** 2.4 B 41.3%
Elementary or secondary school Total 83.6 A  
No renovation 21.6 A 25.9%
Any type of renovation 62.0 A 74.1%
Space heating 33.5 A 40.1%
Space cooling 10.2 B 12.3%
Lighting 36.9 A 44.1%
Windows / insulation 22.2 B 26.6%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 20.5 B 24.5%
Nursing or residential care facility Total 25.0 B  
No renovation 14.7 C 58.8%
Any type of renovation 10.3 A 41.2%
Space heating 3.3 C 13.1%
Space cooling 3.4 C 13.5%
Lighting 6.0 B 23.9%
Windows / insulation 4.9 C 19.7%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 3.6 C 14.5%
Warehouse Total 83.0 A  
No renovation 43.5 B 52.4%
Any type of renovation 39.5 B 47.6%
Space heating 14.6 C 17.6%
Space cooling 8.7 B 10.5%
Lighting 29.3 C 35.3%
Windows / insulation F
Additions / reductions F
Other** F
Hotel or motel Total 19.7 B  
No renovation F
Any type of renovation 13.4 B 67.9%
Space heating 7.8 C 39.7%
Space cooling 8.0 C 40.7%
Lighting 11.1 B 56.4%
Windows / insulation 3.3 A 16.9%
Additions / reductions F
Other** F
Hospital Total 15.1 A  
No renovation 3.2 B 21.3%
Any type of renovation 11.9 A 78.7%
Space heating 6.6 A 44.0%
Space cooling 6.6 A 44.0%
Lighting 6.8 A 45.3%
Windows / insulation 3.4 A 22.4%
Additions / reductions 4.5 B 30.1%
Other** 4.3 A 28.5%
Food or beverage store Total 29.3 A  
No renovation 18.6 B 63.5%
Any type of renovation 10.7 B 36.5%
Space heating 4.1 C 14.0%
Space cooling F
Lighting 6.3 B 21.6%
Windows / insulation 1.8 C 6.1%
Additions / reductions F
Other** F
Non-food retail store Total 68.9 A  
No renovation 41.0 A 59.5%
Any type of renovation 27.9 B 40.5%
Space heating 12.3 C 17.8%
Space cooling 13.8 C 20.1%
Lighting 22.0 B 31.9%
Windows / insulation 10.7 C 15.6%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 11.4 C 16.5%
Other* Total 284.3 A  
No renovation 118.6 A 41.7%
Any type of renovation 165.7 A 58.3%
Space heating 67.3 A 23.7%
Space cooling 60.2 A 21.2%
Lighting 112.1 A 39.4%
Windows / insulation 79.0 A 27.8%
Additions / reductions 27.9 C 9.8%
Other** 66.1 A 23.2%
All building types Total 765.9 A  
No renovation 328.7 A 42.9%
Any type of renovation 437.2 A 57.1%
Space heating 211.2 A 27.6%
Space cooling 156.3 A 20.4%
Lighting 282.6 A 36.9%
Windows / insulation 167.0 A 21.8%
Additions / reductions 58.5 A 7.6%
Other** 164.5 A 21.5%

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other commercial buildings. See Appendix C for more details.
** Other includes all other renovations not listed.

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.