Table 2.2 – Building characteristics and energy use by climate zone and year of construction
Climate zone Year of construction Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 71.6 A 1.03 A
Before 1920 1.7 B 0.74 A
1920 to 1959 6.4 A 0.97 A
1960 to 1969 F 1.15 A
1970 to 1979 14.5 A 1.02 A
1980 to 1989 7.5 A 0.86 A
1990 to 1999 10.5 B 1.06 A
2000 or later 9.5 B 1.02 A
2000 to 2004 3.4 A 1.13 A
2005 or later 6.1 C 0.97 A
Great Lakes Total 437.2 A 1.05 A
Before 1920 35.5 A 0.98 A
1920 to 1959 59.2 A 1.11 A
1960 to 1969 57.6 A 0.82 A
1970 to 1979 99.5 B 1.18 A
1980 to 1989 62.4 A 1.10 A
1990 to 1999 61.9 B 1.16 A
2000 or later 61.2 A 0.98 A
2000 to 2004 34.4 B 0.96 A
2005 or later 26.7 C 1.00 B
Pacific Coast Total 64.0 B 0.99 A
Before 1920 3.8 C 0.92 B
1920 to 1959 F F
1960 to 1969 7.0 B 0.82 B
1970 to 1979 12.0 B 0.89 A
1980 to 1989 10.0 C 1.05 A
1990 to 1999 10.1 B 0.91 A
2000 or later 13.7 B 1.15 B
2000 to 2004 4.9 C 1.84 A
2005 or later 8.8 C 0.95 B
Other* Total 269.4 A 1.26 A
Before 1920 9.5 C 0.83 A
1920 to 1959 26.0 B 1.03 A
1960 to 1969 34.4 A 1.22 A
1970 to 1979 57.1 A 1.23 A
1980 to 1989 52.1 B 1.26 A
1990 to 1999 37.6 B 1.22 A
2000 or later 52.8 B 1.71 A
2000 to 2004 - F 2.29 B
2005 or later 21.4 C 1.25 A
Canada Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
Before 1920 50.5 A 0.93 A
1920 to 1959 98.9 A 1.09 A
1960 to 1969 120.6 A 0.96 A
1970 to 1979 183.1 A 1.15 A
1980 to 1989 131.9 A 1.14 A
1990 to 1999 120.1 A 1.14 A
2000 or later 137.1 A 1.20 A
2000 to 2004 74.0 B 1.34 A
2005 or later 63.1 A 1.06 A

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other Canadian climate zones 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.