Table 2.4 – Building characteristics and energy use by climate zone and primary activity
Climate zone Primary activity Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 71.6 A 1.03 A
Office building (non-medical) 6.6 B 0.97 A
Medical office building 0.6 B 0.80 A
Elementary or secondary school 6.4 B 0.77 A
Nursing or residential care facility 2.4 B 1.40 A
Warehouse 2.0 B 0.47 A
Hotel or motel 1.8 A 1.09 A
Hospital 6.3 B 2.61 A
Food or beverage store 7.8 C 2.22 A
Non-food retail store 5.2 C 0.76 A
Other** 32.6 C 0.96 A
Great Lakes Total 437.2 A 1.05 A
Office building (non-medical) 99.3 B 1.14 A
Medical office building 3.6 B 1.17 A
Elementary or secondary school 32.2 A 0.79 A
Nursing or residential care facility 24.4 C 1.38 A
Warehouse 32.4 B 0.57 A
Hotel or motel 8.2 C 1.31 B
Hospital 20.6 A 2.49 A
Food or beverage store 45.2 B 2.92 A
Non-food retail store 18.0 B 0.85 A
Other** 153.2 A 0.95 A
Pacific Coast Total 64.0 B 0.99 A
Office building (non-medical) 11.9 B 0.95 A
Medical office building 1.4 C 1.05 A
Elementary or secondary school 4.8 A 0.64 A
Nursing or residential care facility 1.2 B 1.44 A
Warehouse F 0.86 B
Hotel or motel 2.6 B 1.11 A
Hospital 2.4 B 1.58 A
Food or beverage store 7.6 B 2.89 A
Non-food retail store 5.3 C 0.65 B
Other** F 1.00 C
Other* Total 269.4 A 1.26 A
Office building (non-medical) 58.8 B 1.43 A
Medical office building 4.9 B 1.09 A
Elementary or secondary school 21.0 A 0.78 A
Nursing or residential care facility 11.1 B 2.32 A
Warehouse 15.3 A 0.95 A
Hotel or motel F 1.47 A
Hospital 7.3 B 2.50 A
Food or beverage store 22.0 A 2.87 A
Non-food retail store 36.7 C 1.12 A
Other** 78.4 A 1.15 A
Canada Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
Office building (non-medical) 176.6 A 1.20 A
Medical office building 10.5 A 1.09 A
Elementary or secondary school 64.4 A 0.77 A
Nursing or residential care facility 39.1 B 1.56 A
Warehouse 55.0 A 0.66 A
Hotel or motel 26.5 C 1.35 A
Hospital 36.5 A 2.42 A
Food or beverage store 82.7 A 2.82 A
Non-food retail store 65.2 A 0.95 A
Other** 285.8 A 1.01 A

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other Canadian climate zones not listed.
** 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.